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    So I'm really interested in Politics, and I was just thinking about the way things are reported in the media, I feel like it's so biased (different sides, different publications etc) but like does that have an effect on people's voting choices do you think?

    Also, does anyone have any examples of biased media, like for example if one MP from a certain party says something, they all jump and say it's awful but if another party MP were to say the same thing, the media doesn't pick up on it etc.

    I'm just really interested. What do you think though?
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    (Original post by scrunkie)
    So I'm really interested in Politics, and I was just thinking about the way things are reported in the media, I feel like it's so biased (different sides, different publications etc) but like does that have an effect on people's voting choices do you think?

    Also, does anyone have any examples of biased media, like for example if one MP from a certain party says something, they all jump and say it's awful but if another party MP were to say the same thing, the media doesn't pick up on it etc.

    I'm just really interested. What do you think though?
    The only real source of independent journalism now is online blogs. The Guardian, Independent, Daily Mirror, BBC, Channel4 are all leftist mouthpieces. Whilst the Daily Mail, Sun, Telegraph are all pretty much to the right.

    Examples would be Jon Snow from Channel4. He took a selfie of himself with Sinn Fein/IRA all smiles and happy to meet them and only a few weeks later called the DUP terrorists. If you look into these types of journalists they all usually have a few things in common. They attended something called Common Purpose and/or held marxist views before they became journalists. Faisal Islam from Sky News is one of the most biased.
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    The newspapers have always tended to lean one way or another, but there are plenty of both left wing and right wing publications to choose from.

    I have noticed increasingly over recent years however that there is a distinct left wing and liberal bias to all of the television media. With popular BBC programs like question time appearing to have biased panels as well as audiences. The TV news reporting often has a liberal slant to how they present stories. And I also find it slightly uncomfortable how the BBC especially seems to over subscribed with presenters and journalist from minority backgrounds, which suggests to me that there is some sort of agenda going on.
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    If you haven't already you should give the manufacturing consent model the political economy of the media

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manufacturing_Consent
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    in our relatively free-world, privately owned media-outlets cannot be expected to be impartial about anything by definition. People are free to choose their own media channels, public demand determines how biased or not they can afford to be. It is one of those mythical 'problems', generated by the same mindset that regards people as inanimate figures in this world. If they believe something biased and can't see the wood for the trees... it is the media's fault.

    The BBC and everything public has to be strictly unbiased, that's the first port of call.
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    (Original post by SarahLeicester)
    The only real source of independent journalism now is online blogs. The Guardian, Independent, Daily Mirror, BBC, Channel4 are all leftist mouthpieces. Whilst the Daily Mail, Sun, Telegraph are all pretty much to the right.

    Examples would be Jon Snow from Channel4. He took a selfie of himself with Sinn Fein/IRA all smiles and happy to meet them and only a few weeks later called the DUP terrorists. If you look into these types of journalists they all usually have a few things in common. They attended something called Common Purpose and/or held marxist views before they became journalists. Faisal Islam from Sky News is one of the most biased.
    and even with online blogs the writer tends to have their own biased opinion, so while they may give a range of perspectives, ultimately it will still be slightly biased to their views
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    Don't be a dweeb, ditch the beeb.
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    Rupert Murdoch owns half of the newspapers and media outlets in UK. And theres a list of like 100+ of hte stuff he owns in USA. He wants to keep the Tories in government so he doesn't have to pay taxes lol. So all of the channels and newspapers he owns are pro-tory obviously. Sky news, Daily Mail, The Sun, etc.

    BBC has been pretty biased supporting the tories during the election. And they always edit his speeches to make him look worse lol. There were multiple studies from universities showing the media bias against the Labour party in favour of the tories during the election.

    Channel 4 seems to be the least biased right now imo.

    And social media is even better because you can just watch everything straight from the source. If you follow each parties page they'l just show their full speeches on their actual facebook page. So you can watch the full thing rather than the editted versions from the mainstream media channels.
    And people always post mobile phone videos from current affairs, so you can again, watch whats not shown on the news.

    and EVERYTHING on TV about Jeremy Corbyn is editted to make him look as bad as possible. I never watch the news about Jeremy Corbyn lol. I always watch his original speeches from his facebook page. And then when I see it on TV it's editted to look as bad as possible.
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    i struggle to believe how biased the bbc is towards the labour party.

    looking at the screentime and points focused on between both the conservative and labour party conferences, the bbc only focused on the negatives of may's speech, such as her coughing fit, the fake p45 and the letters falling off the wall. compare this to the labour conference and all they focus on is the points delivered in corbyn's speech and what he is planning to do, rather how it was presented.

    good morning britian are the same too - heavy left-wing bias.

    can't tell me that's fair, unbiased broadcasting.
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    There is no such thing as an unbiased view of the world.

    Everyone has an opinion, a perspective or an agenda, even if it's subconscious. I'm very mistrustful of news organisations who claim otherwise. If you read the Telegraph or the Guardian you know they have a particular take on things and you can adjust for it. That's much more honest. This is why we end up with arguments about whether the BBC tacks right or left, because 'neutral' means very different things to different people.

    Secondly, it's not clear how much the media influences public opinion, and how much public opinion shapes the media. It's probably more of the latter. If Murdoch turned around tomorrow and announced he'd converted to a radical feminist socialist agenda and this would be reflected in his media outlets, the people who buy the Sun would just stop buying the Sun. He has to reflect the prejudices of his audiences.
 
 
 
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