It's OK for a News Channel to be biased so long as the facts are correct

March 30, 2015, 11:55 am

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The debate "It's OK for a News Channel to be biased so long as the facts are correct" was started by Naudious on March 30, 2015, 11:55 am. 17 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 9 people are on the disagree side. People are starting to choose their side. It looks like most of the people in this community are on the agreeing side of this statement.

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Naudious, wmd, Bodaciouslady16, Getmurked, PsychDave, Clare_Rose, battletrick, judge, soullesschicken, sdiop and 7 visitors agree.
stormshy, sickboyblonde, frozen_emily, tr, Untamed, transfanboy and 3 visitors disagree.

Bias is unavoidable. Every person and group views events through the lens of their personal history and beliefs. New without bias can't exist because which details you point to will sway the story. The problem only arises when the bias starts causing the news channel to bend the truth to fit their agenda. Leaving out important information, blaming politicians they are opposed to for things that they are in no way responsible or additional misleading information by using qualifiers like "some people are saying" to avoid lawsuits are all things that start to discredit the news channel. Once the channel distorts the truth intentionally, their bias becomes a problem.

4 years, 5 months ago

Unbiased News Coverage takes up to little time to fill the 24 Hour news cycle. So, Punditry shouldn't be demonized, since News Channels need to provide entertainment to viewers to keep them watching the news for longer than the 15 minutes needed to cover the daily stories.

4 years, 5 months ago
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