Today you can turn to pretty much the major news channels and get details about late-breaking stories, but there is also a decided entertainment aspect to these news channels that’s disturbing. A number of them, like “Headline News” don’t even attempt to become a solid news provider anymore. They’re pure tabloid and usually, they simply provide gossip about the most recent missing child or murdered wife or whatever the latest juicy tidbit is. Others like “Fox News” are just fronts for political stances, in cases like this, the Republican party which seems to manage every one of Fox’s news programming in an exceedingly blatant and disturbing way. They even go out of their solution to pronounce themselves “Fair and Balanced” but the opposite does work and it is transparent to any or all but the absolute most partisan of viewers. Michael Moore claimed that Fox News helped to push the 2000 election in support of the Republican candidate George W. Bush, but this indicates far-fetched that the news channels could affect something as important as a national election. It is an undeniable fact, however, which they called the election early in support of Bush without any real proof that he had in reality won. Regardless of the real story was we might never know.
We all know that the tabloid news shows like “Entertainment Tonight” and “Extra” are typical fluff and more concerned about following celebrities around town like paparazzi than covering any real news, nevertheless when Fox News and CNN, supposedly real news channels start reporting the same trivial material, it becomes a matter for concern. Many people have stopped watching these news channels altogether and instead favor the hard-hitting and incisive PBS News Hour. That is one of many few remaining news channels that take their time reporting an account and each goes in-depth to cover all the different angles تردد قناة الجزيرة. They’re interested in finding out the reality and this can’t be completed with twenty-second sound bites. This type of journalism requires investigative reporting done by real professionals.
To be fair, CNN does have some semblance of reporting left with Anderson Cooper, one of many few reporters left which actually hangs on to a story. It had been in evidence only recently with the massive earthquake that hit Port Au Prince, Haiti. Long after the normal media had disappeared he was still there since the story and the aftermath of the great quake, which left thousands dead and many more injured and homeless. The struggle to rebuild continues in Haiti and you can still switch the channel to CNN and see Anderson Cooper there with Sean Penn, who is much to be admired for his humanitarian efforts, despite what you might personally consider his liberal politics.
Fox News could not have considering that kind of coverage to Haiti and especially not Sean Penn whom the normal talking heads on Fox like Sean Hannity and others detest. That is another example of allowing political views to cloud investigative journalism and one of many reasons why these news channels are evading the true news.