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04-28-2009, 02:16 PM
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For everyone doubting media biasness ( which almost none of us are ), just use any major story as an example.

one news report may say hundreds of victims slaughtered to death by said terrorist group,

while another more sympathetic media station may say 315 bystanders were unfortunate enough to get caught up in the domestic dispute of said group vs the opposing government.

Both told the same story but the first one is much more dramatic and shocking. The media has a huge say on what is ethically satisfactory or not, but money talks and they will continue to shock the public so they can sell more papers. Until they're hit in the pocket books through penalties and restrictions to their sources of news due to bad reporting, they will never learn their lesson. As long as they can get away with it.

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