Fyyr wrote:I disagree.
ABC, NBC, and CBS are certainly left leaning.
CEOs are apolitical. They just want to make money. They don't care how.
Making money is causal for them, not politics.
So you just made my point, to make money currently (advertisement dollars) you are going to lean "right", not "left" because you are going to copy the "leader" and that is currently Fox. Mabye in very limited local markets (Chicago, SF, NY, ect.) you may keep a more independent/liberal slant but any news you report on state wide/nationally will definately have a independent/conservitive slant.
And CEO's (Who run News outlets) are very political, at least current ones.
Most news organizations are leaders. They view themselves as the Fourth Estate, The Watchdog of Government.
That may have been the role of Journalism 20-30 years ago, but it hasn't been that way in a long time. (I would argue) It hasn't been that way sense Vietnam with Watergate being there last big "Hoo Raw." True Journalism has been on a steady decline sense then. Al Jezeera has had better journalism reporting than any US (Europeon) journalism outlet sense the late 90's with the exception of The Associated Press. It took WikiLeaks to break the "lethargy" off of many US News Organizations but even that ultimely is falling flat thanks to the Conservative media.
People who get into journalism, in the first place, want to because they think they can change things. Make a change. Make a difference. That is Liberalism.
I would argue most Journalist majors want to report the news. The Who, What, When, Where, Why and How (The 5 W's, I'm sure you remember) are what journalists care about. What makes the news (in the current 24 hour media cycle) is what sells, so stories that don't contain sex, drugs, or politics don't get covered. Thats why new's coverage have gone from 30 minutes (when I was little) to 2+ hours long on local TV (ABC, NBC, and CBS). They are copying Fox's model. It also explains why there are more News channels on Cable than there were when I was younger.
Its been branded "Liberal" because when you report on these things it naturally makes people want to "Make a change" and "Make a difference." "Making a Change" is a human trait. "Making a difference" is a human trait. Something modern Conservatives detest as "Liberal" and have branded it as such. Human evolution has always been about making a difference and changing things so they are better for the next generation (Your kids and Grandkids). That is neither Liberal or Conservative.
True journalism cares about the 5 "W's" (and the "H" if possible). It is up to the individual to direct that information into a Conservative (Things are working as planned) or Liberal (This isn't working) result.
Conservatives want things to stay the same, to keep things predictable. No one gets into Journalism, majors in Journalism, so that they can help keep things the same. If you don't know that, you don't know Journalism students.
Or I can just debunk everything you said.
Oh, by the way, I am not part of the Fox Nation, as you put it, as you put me. I am an outside observer. I think Fox is just as stupid as all your Liberal outlets. I am just stating that there is only one stupid network on the Conservative side, there are 15 stupid networks on the Liberal side.
The fact you don't realize how subtle some conservative news networks are underscores your sucebtablity to them. The fact that you believe that there are 15 Liberal networks and only 1 Conservative network speaks volumes about how influenced you are by their reporting.