I understand that this topic has been discussed to the point of ad nauseam, but the MSM continues to print and report faux news.
Morning shows, such as Good Morning America, The Today Show, and the Early Show open with a quick read of the headlines, go to commercial and come back with segments about Jon and Kate, Nicolas Cage, the Octomom or another celebrity du jour.
If the media spent more time discussing the real problems concerning health care, the Afghanistan War, the economy, education, and politics etc, instead of reporting on American Idol contestants, our country would be more informed and better off.
It amazes me when a political topic makes its way into one of the segments, but only a Republican gets air time, leaving the host to give the opposing Democrat view, which they simply do not do.
Every time I hear the term – “Liberal Media” – I have to laugh.
ABC, NBC, and CBS cover American Idol whenever that show airs, and show clips of the performances, and then hold in-depth discussions about the winners of the night and the shocking losers.
This morning on Face the Nation, Bob Shieffer spoke to Axelrod for approximately 3 minutes about the Afghanistan War and then spent the remaining 7 minutes of that segment discussing Rush Limbaugh and the White House “war” with Fox News.
The media supposedly knows the criticism from the public, especially the coverage that led to Iraq, yet have they changed their formats and offer unbiased reporting?
Of course not.
We all saw the attention the tea-baggers received, while the pro-health care reform people were never shown.
Even the PBS News Hour with Jim Lehrer shows more partiality to the Republican party in recent years.
Where are the hard questions and where are the real journalists?
Is the MSM of today the future of media for our country?
Is there any way that we the people can demand better quality news?