Power of the Media

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    In the movie Tomorrow Never Dies British secret agent James Bond heads for Southeast Asia to stop a media tycoon who plans to boost the circulation of his global newspaper by starting a war between China and England.

    This movie is based on the premise that the media is very powerful and so potentially very dangerous.  Since the media controls most of the information about the world that we read and our actions and our votes are to a large degree based on the information that we get from the media the premise is correct.  Unfortunately much of the media has a strong bias and unless one exposes oneself to multiple news sources with different views one will be unaware of how the information is slanted. 

   CBS News's political directory revealed his left wing bias when he said:

"The president who came into office speaking in lofty terms about bipartisanship and cooperation can only cement his legacy if he destroys the GOP. If he wants to transform American politics, he must go for the throat."
 

Noel Sheppard wrote:

This is what one expects from people on MSNBC.

After Bob Schieffer's absurd comments earlier in the week comparing Obama's anti-gun initiatives to America defeating the Nazis in World War II, is CBS making another huge turn to the left further distancing itself from being an impartial news source?

If not, maybe someone at CBS ought to remind Dickerson of what his role is at the organization and what it means to be a journalist.

Like most in his industry, it appears Dickerson has forgotten.



Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2013/01/19/cbs-news-political-director-obama-can-only-cement-his-legacy-if-he-de#ixzz2IW6p9RyD

Some sources of information about media bias are:

 

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