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Do you this there is media bias in reporting stories?   The Pleasure Seeking You: Entertainment & Sports

Started Aug-6 by Showtalk; 584 views.
Showtalk

Poll Question From Showtalk

Aug-6

Do you this there is media bias in reporting stories?
  • Yes, in all aspects9  votes
    45%
  • Yes, but mostly in political stories8  votes
    40%
  • Yes, but only in media sources that oppose my views0  votes
    0%
  • No, not in the sources I watch or read2  votes
    10%
  • No, not at all0  votes
    0%
  • Some but it's only slight more than in the past1  vote
    5%
  • I'm not sure0  votes
    0%
  • Other0  votes
    0%
Yes, in all aspects 
Yes, but mostly in political stories 
Yes, but only in media sources that oppose my views 
No, not in the sources I watch or read 
No, not at all 
Some but it's only slight more than in the past 
I'm not sure 
Other 
In reply toRe: msg 1
Showtalk
Staff

From: Showtalk 

Aug-6

I looked for stories in different media sources, and was not surprised to find the media in question reported this very differently or not at all. This is the closest I could find to actually posting the numbers without drawing conclusions or spinning.

Meanwhile, a stunning 84 percent of Americans agree that "the media is to blame for political division in this country," though the same percentage also believe the media "can serve as a healing force."

In perhaps the most stunning findings, almost 80 percent of Americans say news organizations they don't trust are "trying to persuade people to adopt a certain viewpoint" while just 12 percent say media outlets are trying to report "accurately and fairly but are unable to do so." Nearly three-quarters of those polled (74 percent) are worried that the owners of media companies are "influencing coverage

kizmet1

From: kizmet1 

Aug-6

I force myself to watch the hour news shows on Sundays (ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC just because of the differences I have noticed. Not trying to expose myself to various opinions would be like sticking my head in a hole.
Showtalk
Staff

From: Showtalk 

Aug-6

National and local news are different.  Different focus and different types of reporting.  So the NBC national news could be different from the NBC Portland news.

kizmet1

From: kizmet1 

Aug-6

I realize that. That is why I watch 4 national orograns on weekends and flip the local stations on weekkdays. I don't like to get the opinions of just one station or network.
Showtalk
Staff

From: Showtalk 

Aug-6

I try but I only have limited viewing time for news.  I can get much more by reading online.

kizmet1

From: kizmet1 

Aug-6

I did that when I used a computer. Small phones leave a lot to be desired,at times.
Showtalk
Staff

From: Showtalk 

Aug-6

Yes, it’s easier than using a phone. I noticed I have a typo in the poll.

kizmet1

From: kizmet1 

Aug-6

Typos are very easy for me. I am the typo queen.
Showtalk
Staff

From: Showtalk 

Aug-6

Phones seem to cause more than their share of typos.  It’s easier to hit the right keys in a computer keyboard. Much harder on a phone or tablet.

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