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Re: Getting back to normal
« Reply #20 on: May 12, 2022, 02:54:53 AM »
The BBC TV news tends to waste 15 minutes of a half hour programme on speculative comments regarding some situation that hasn’t happened yet or is unlikely to ever happen (such as Boris resigning). >:(

Finnish TV news are mostly about factual news and only occationally an expert is asked to speculate on something, but it only takes a couple of minutes. We have separate programs for discussion of topical subjects.
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Re: Getting back to normal
« Reply #21 on: May 12, 2022, 03:21:23 AM »
Online news give me more stress because they are often clickbates. News on TV tend to be more appropriate, at least in Finland (I know in other countries this may not be the case).

I don't look at News that is pushed to me. I subscribe to one non-free news site, the New York Times. It's not perfect, but news stories are always well sourced and non-sensational. They don't always get it right, but I find them the most reliable source. I also look at the BBC News site and sometimes visit CNN's site just to see what the latest popular obsession is. There are paywall sites that I look at even though I am not subscribed, mainly The Washington Post and the Apple News aggregator.

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Re: Getting back to normal
« Reply #22 on: May 12, 2022, 07:00:45 AM »
I don't look at News that is pushed to me. I subscribe to one non-free news site, the New York Times. It's not perfect, but news stories are always well sourced and non-sensational. They don't always get it right, but I find them the most reliable source. I also look at the BBC News site and sometimes visit CNN's site just to see what the latest popular obsession is. There are paywall sites that I look at even though I am not subscribed, mainly The Washington Post and the Apple News aggregator.

The problem with the main stream media in the US is that it's all owned by a few billionaires and that means their agenda is to protect the oligarchic status quo. You have options from left to right on social issues, but on economic issues they are all right-wing. For left-wing perspective of economic issues you need to go to independent sources not owned by the oligarchs.

In Finland the media is also skewed a little toward the right on economic issues, but only a small fraction of how it is in the US so it is not insane, and left wing voices are also heard (and not called crazy communists who want to make Finland Cuba or Venezuela). The Overton window in Finland is positioned pretty well.
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Re: Getting back to normal
« Reply #23 on: May 12, 2022, 07:35:16 AM »
The problem with the main stream media in the US is that it's all owned by a few billionaires and that means their agenda is to protect the oligarchic status quo. You have options from left to right on social issues, but on economic issues they are all right-wing. For left-wing perspective of economic issues you need to go to independent sources not owned by the oligarchs.

It is possible to separate factual reporting from opinion. You are not able to do this because you are captive to propagandists.

The New York Times is a publicly traded company, in which the Sulzberger family (which has published the paper since 1896) owns a controlling interest of B-stock, which gives them the right to appoint most members of the board of directors of the company, despite owning a small percentage of equity in the company. The New York Times is not owned by "oligarchs."
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Re: Getting back to normal
« Reply #24 on: May 12, 2022, 07:41:02 AM »
I don't look at News that is pushed to me. I subscribe to one non-free news site, the New York Times. It's not perfect, but news stories are always well sourced and non-sensational. They don't always get it right, but I find them the most reliable source. I also look at the BBC News site and sometimes visit CNN's site just to see what the latest popular obsession is. There are paywall sites that I look at even though I am not subscribed, mainly The Washington Post and the Apple News aggregator.

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Re: Getting back to normal
« Reply #25 on: May 12, 2022, 07:42:40 AM »
It is possible to separate factual reporting from opinion. You are not able to do this because you are captive to propagandists.

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The problem with the main stream media in the US is that it's all owned by a few billionaires and that means their agenda is to protect the oligarchic status quo. You have options from left to right on social issues, but on economic issues they are all right-wing. For left-wing perspective of economic issues you need to go to independent sources not owned by the oligarchs.
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