News outlets should be more informative

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According to an Augusta Chronicle report March 5, the Arabic multi-language media outlet Al-Jazeera has gained more recognition as a factual news reporting service lately, as mentioned by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

The Arabic broadcaster apparently has graduated from an anti-American propaganda mouthpiece to a more factual, real news station tuned into by Europeans and in other countries. I was impressed by some of their news programs in England -- by the lack of Islamic or socialist hate speech.

My reason for bringing this up is an increasing disappointment in our own networks' declining quality of information. Most of our supposedly unbiased news from CNN and others is limited.

Fox News has more conservative and realistic reporting, even though it gets to be more repetitious, with the dragging-out of irrelevant stories interrupted by endless offensive commercials!

Bill O'Reilly brings some good political analysis, but then his arrogant interruptions during interviews become awkward before he lowers himself to bore us with Charlie Sheen stories.

The world is burning in 100 places, and we need to demand better information and education!

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Insider Information 04/01/11 - 10:13 pm
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All of the "news" outlets the

All of the "news" outlets the writer refers to are television stations.

There is no such thing as broadcast news. Rather, broadcast is nothing more than info-tainment.

If a television station breaks format and reports on actual news, turn the volume up and you can hear the person programming the teleprompter flipping the newspaper pages.

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carcraft 04/02/11 - 02:40 am
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I actually found out about

I actually found out about the kill team that was operating in Afghanistan from a German paper (the soldiers are on trial now in the uS). Found out a lot about Obama and Climate gate from British papers. The US press really does need to do more stories on Sheen and the latest pop tart, that's it, yes!!

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rmwhitley 04/02/11 - 10:16 am
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Agendas, agendas. Something
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Agendas, agendas. Something always gets in the way of "mainstream media" reporting the facts. dan rather, katie couric, keith olberman ( though I shudder to call that moron anything close a "newsman") and the other writers of fiction can't seem to get the details straight. Too bad there is no "disclaimer" before "news broadcasts".

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sconservative 04/06/11 - 11:00 am
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Obama & AG Holder refusing to

Obama & AG Holder refusing to defend DOMA, a Federal law, would be an impeachable offense except that a U.S. District Judge has held DOMA to be unconstitutional last year. Conservative news dishonestly dropped the latter.

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