Why you shouldn't visit CNN if you want recent, unbiased news

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  1. Haloman800
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    I would sooner trust CNN over FOX any day.
    They're both pretty crap nowadays, but at least CNN is less crap than FOX
     
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    If you don't like Fox but still want accurate, unbiased news, then go to ABC or NBC then, they are actually reporting on major events taking place in the US right now. CNN is completely ignoring it because the IRS audits were targeting groups with buzzwords like "Tea Party" and "Patriot".


    CNN: Communist News Network
     
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    I prefer BBC actually, unlike FOX or CNN, they don't gain or lose anything reporting American news, thus making it less bias compared to them.
    This isn't always the case, but it's less likely compared to those two.
     
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  5. Haloman800
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    No news network is perfect, but CNN has an obvious bias here. I usually read Yahoo (they're not reporting on this either, though).
     
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    Yahoo has become mostly gossip and top ten lists. I stopped using them years ago, but my boyfriend still uses them.
     
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    I agree about Yahoo. It's fast becoming a web dinosaur like AOL.

    Back on topic, is anyone else surprised at the blatant bias of CNN? This is major news and they refuse to give it any attention. I didn't think they were this bad.
     
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    I don't take part in politics. I don't usually watch the news. I don't know which news agencies are considered good or bad. I have few, if any, preconceptions on any subject involved here.

    So let me, an impartial person, tell you what I see when I come into this thread.
    I come into this thread and I see a crazy conspiracy theorist.

    Now, while you may have actual backing and a point... I don't see it. All I see is a crazy conspiracy theory, because that's all that you have given me. I have no reason to take anything you say seriously... and that's a problem, right? You may very well have a reason and be pointing out something serious... but you're just going to push viewers away the same way that doomsayers on the street corner get ignored.

    You seem to have a purpose (evident by the fact that you put forth effort into this), so pushing people away is detrimental to your goal of spreading information. If you want people to listen to you and take you seriously, you need to do more than take a small difference and blow it up to insane proportions. Provide some backing, go more in-depth on who is involved where. The old who-what-when-where-why-how of journalism is important because you can't assume that your readers know what you're talking about and share your viewpoint, so explaining what is going on, why it's going on, and your conclusions is critical if you want anybody to take stuff like this seriously.
     
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    There is a scandal being uncovered in the IRS right now, where groups trying to gain non-profit status were denied, these groups being targeted were ones containing buzzwords such as "Tea Party" and "Patriot. Instead of being granted non-profit status, many of these groups were audited. The top IRS commissioner, Steven Miller, has already been fired as a result of the scandal. The FBI is still investigating.

    There have been allegations that CNN has a liberal bias. This is the headline on nearly every major news outlet, yet on CNN's website the only thing mentioning the scandal is a single word a few pixels big.
    From what I've heard they've also been neglecting to report it on TV as well (but I don't have cable so I can't confirm that part).

    The communist joke wasn't in the OP. The pictures more than speak for themselves, and they were the center of the discussion. You're attacking one comment I made on it instead of the original argument (That CNN has a liberal bias, based on the above information).
     
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    You lost me here and pretty much prove Rydian point.
     
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    Your original argument was that CNN in it's entirety is biased because they didn't post a picture with the story link like other sides did. That's pushing it a bit to begin with. In addition, just because a post is not the first does not mean not it's part of your message/statement/position. People here do actually read more than the first post, and will take the things you say as... you know, things you're saying.

    Again, I come into this thread and I see a crazy conspiracy theory because that is what you posted.
     
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    I was checking CNN about the IRS stuff the other day. I actually had to hunt down the news story on CNN.com. Ridiculous. That should be front page news. I myself am too nervous to give my own opinion, in fear of being flamed, but I can tell you my parent's opinions. They think that CNN are slanted liberals, who are trying to push down this news story, to cover up the incident.
     
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    Just because they didn't think the story was frontpage-worthy doesn't mean that they're being bias - they just figured they have better things to write about at that time. Heck, this could've been done to actually differentiate from other news stations - provide something fresh and different for the readers rather than the same serving as everybody else. Do note, they have an article about the very same scandal you mention, it's just not a huge headline with a photo, as Rydian said.
     
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    You shouldn't have to hunt for breaking-news story on a news website, I couldn't locate the story on CNN, I had to use Ctrl-F to find the link. It's such a tiny and insignificant link no one would even notice it. CNN is not giving this enough coverage. Given the nature of the scandal targeting conservatives, this is evidence of CNN having a liberal bias.
     
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    You know, CNN appears to have at least two articles on it's front page that the other sites aren't showing at all, let alone with a picture.

    THE OTHER SITES ARE OBVIOUSLY LIBERAL WHATEVER BIAS PARTISAN KEYWORD BUZZWORD COMMUNISTS

    Wait...
     
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    You clearly have no idea what Communism really is.
     
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    they are all communists, democrats =comunists, GOP= neocons =communists
     
  22. Haloman800
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    You mean the train story? That's not national news. At least every other news outlet didn't think so, and seeing as how a train crashing has nothing to do with politics, I don't think the other outlets neglecting of giving it headlines is evident of a bias of any kind.

    Unless, of course, you think the train crashing was part of a master plan by the Illuminati to control the world, and NBC/ABC/Fox didn't report because they are under secret control of the government..




    You clearly have no idea of what a joke is.