Credible News Sources

Lately, Keith Olbermann, on his MSNBC news show, Count-down with Keith Olbermann, reported Fox News as the “worst people in the world. ” He believed that the Fox Reports Channel is blatant right-wing propaganda. He also known that President Obama, in a recent TV interview (the same interview, by the way, as the now-notorious fly-swatting incident, in which, matching to news reports on MSNBC, NBC, CBS, CNN and elsewhere, the Director demonstrates his “remarkable fly-swatting skills”) claimed that there was at least one news channel dedicated to undermining his administration at all costs. Olbermann implies that the President was referring to Fox Information.

Back in the day when the Republicans handled both houses as well as the Presidency, a period that might well go down in record as a modern-day Deep Ages or Reign of Terror, the Fox Information channel used to be the bastion of credible news. So much so that every other news firms were too afraid even to question their power. 

Fox News, owned by Australian media magnate Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp., acquired started on the idea that conventional news resources like CNN and network news operated on a principle of a refined left-wing cultural bias caused by the educational and sociable milieu of their correspondents. The solution that Monk News apparently proposed was to dedicate a media channel to supposedly “fair and balanced” news coverage. “Fair and balanced” became their watchword, but it soon proved to be ironic. As time passes, their theoretically objective news coverage has been exposed as right-wing propaganda that was fairly blatantly pandering to the Bush administration while they were in power.

This kind of brings us to MSNBC’s news lineup. MSNBC is a news channel that is produced as a joint venture, as the name suggests, between Microsoft company (the monolithic software icon founded by Bill Gates) and NBC. Their collection of stories shows allegedly offers us the substitute to Fox News, but, as implied by Keith Olbermann, what they are really offering us is left-wing propaganda that panders to the Obama government.

The tragic consequence of all this government pandering and institutional propaganda is that the number-one injury in mainstream news coverage is credibility. Where are the Woodwards and Bernsteins of today, with the stunning expos? s of file corruption error in high places? Not at either Fox Media or MSNBC.

Perhaps the response to where we can find credible news resources lies with CNN–still boring and presenting the fa? ade of objectivity while concealing a subtle left-wing bias–who now, apparently, places to blogs, Twitter passes and Facebook posts to supplement their on-site reporter reports. CNN even promotes you to submit amateurish videos via the “iReport” section on their website, which allows them to feature the videos on their news shows after a process of vetting and verification. In reality, in the ongoing Iranian uprisings, where mainstream media are being banned and extradited by the severe Iranian regime, western information sources are experiencing to rely on Twitter bottles, sites and amateur online video from Iranian citizens as their news sources.

This kind of brings us to the argument that mainstream information organizations have recently been making up against the Blogsphere, especially in the wake of such recent films as State of Play, taken by Kevin Macdonald, such as that the Blogsphere is composed mostly of amateurs who are out of their depth, whereas if you are looking for cutting edge Woodward-and-Bernstein style in-depth revealing, you will find it only at the major news organizations who may have the skills and resources available to support that kind of stories coverage.