How To Find Unbiased News Reporting


Some valid food for thought in this post from Stephen Dennstedt.

Expat Journal: Postcards from the Edge

Stephen F. Dennstedt

Today it is very hard to find unbiased news reporting. When I was a kid growing up in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s we trusted our news sources. At one point in time Walter Cronkite was voted the most trusted man in America. *Cronkite never let his personal politics intrude on his news reporting. Unfortunately, this is no longer the case.

Note: There was one time, shortly after the 1968 Têt Offensive in Vietnam, when he shared his conclusions about the Vietnam War. But that was done only after getting permission and clearly stating that it was his opinion (see statement here). Lyndon B. Johnson’s famous reply: “If I’ve lost Cronkite, I’ve lost Middle America.”

I can even remember a time (not so very long ago) when newspapers, radio and television made a clear distinction between hard news reporting and OpEd (opinion editorial) commentary. Such is not…

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2 thoughts on “How To Find Unbiased News Reporting

    • I agree for sure. Observation of the players involved gives a much different story than much of the news coverage. When you have a leader with an unfiltered Twitter feed, assessing what he posts tells you a lot about his maturity and qualifications.

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