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The News That Stays News, Reported Live

Monday, January 31, 2005

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Reading about the massive chasm between TV news reports is so immense that it seems pointless to bother complaining about bias anymore. It's not that there's no such thing as the truth. Nor is it that there's no way of reporting the basic truths. It's just that no one wants to report the basic truths anymore. We're all on such a higher level. We don't want TV to tell us how many people voted in Iraq, we can get that from Google. We just want to know if that number makes it a disaster/triumph for our enemies/friends. Why bother complaining about bias, when bias is actually what you want, except to note that the Guardian parenthetically says of Fox "which critics have accused of being slavish to the Bush administration" but does not say what critics say of Al Jazeera, or that there are any critics of it.