Seems like it
Most Helpful Girl
yup, which is why i never listen to one source of news now. I used to feel like i could generally trust what i hear from certain news outlets, now i've learned they are just stupid adn get manipulated by everyone around them... and when they aren't stupid they are doing the manipulation themselves.
There is no such thing as unbiased in news these days.1
Most Helpful Guy
As a general principle, any information I get in life, my immediate thought is "who/what is the source of this info, what agenda might they have for giving me this information, how do their own personal feelings slant this information, and is this information completely accurate?"
As for the news and whatnot... that's a TV show like any other, designed to get strong ratings and in turn generate ad revenue from commercials. They know there's a market for both factions, plus journalists, personalities, etc in that industry all have individual feelings that will sway what they say or write, and they will gravitate towards, and are probably more likely to be hired by, a network or media outlet that has like-minded views at the top. If you're liberal, you probably want to work for MSNBC, if you're conservative, you probably have aspirations to be on FoxNews. Media is biased because it's made up of people, and people are normally biased. Then you get financial or political interests involved behind the scenes and who knows what the hell goes on from there. For myself, I try to believe what I see over what I hear or read about, and independently make up my own opinions based on my own code of ethics and morals.0