Today you can turn to just about the major news channels and get information regarding 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 are pure tabloid and usually, they only provide gossip about the newest missing child or murdered wife or regardless of the latest juicy tidbit is. Others like “Fox News” are only fronts for political stances, in cases like this, the Republican party which seems to regulate most of Fox’s news programming really blatant and disturbing way. They even go out of their way to pronounce themselves “Fair and Balanced” but the contrary does work and it’s transparent to all or any but the absolute most partisan of viewers. Michael Moore claimed that Fox News helped to push the 2000 election in favor 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’s a fact, however, which they called the election early in favor of Bush without any real proof he had in reality won. Whatever the real story was we might never know.
All of us realize that the tabloid news shows like “Entertainment Tonight” and “Extra” are typical fluff and more worried about following celebrities around town like paparazzi than covering any real news, however when Fox News and CNN, supposedly real news channels start reporting exactly the same trivial material, it becomes a matter for concern. Many folks have stopped watching these news channels altogether and instead favor the hard-hitting and incisive PBS News Hour. This really is one of the few remaining news channels that take their time reporting an account and they go in-depth to cover all different angles. They are interested to find out the reality and this cannot be completed with twenty-second sound bites. This kind of journalism requires investigative reporting done by real professionals.
To be fair, CNN does involve some semblance of reporting left with Anderson Cooper, one of the few reporters left that actually hangs to a story تردد قناة الجزيرة. It was in evidence just lately with the massive earthquake that hit Port Au Prince, Haiti. Long after the standard media had disappeared he was still there since the story and the aftermath of the fantastic 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 could personally consider his liberal politics.
Fox News could not have given that type of coverage to Haiti and especially not Sean Penn whom the standard talking heads on Fox like Sean Hannity and others detest. This really is another exemplory case of allowing political views to cloud investigative journalism and one of the reasons that these news channels are evading the true news.