I keep hearing this is far reaching, so I'm wondering how many of you have heard of Scott Walker.
|Yes, your gov has cojones!|
|Yes, but I doubt being from neighboring MN really counts!|
|Yes-there is a lot of news and talk of him here in the Volunteer State! On our local news most every evening! My family just had a discussion this past weekend in regards to Scott Walker.|
|He is in the news back east too... although I do admit I didn't know the name until I got it from the context.|
I thought it was gonna be another breeder thread...
|Unfortunately most people have heard of him.|
|He's been all over the news everywhere, I'm sure. Have seen him on the Sunday morning shows, evening news, all over the web... Have seen many posts on FB about him both for and against.|
|I'm guessing his is a household name by now.|
|I don't follow news outside my incredibly small world, but I have heard that Wisconsin is in a downtown uproar. Is there an unbiased site I can get a summary of what is happenng?|
|Unbiased in this day and age?|
Pretty much just oes.org. LOL
|All you have to do is go online and type in scott walker's budget, you'll get the scoop.|
All you have to do is go online and type in scott walker's budget, you'll get the scoop.Well, you'll get a lot of blather, but it is very difficult these days to find honest unbiased reporting to put the issues into context in a neutral manner.
You'll see reports focusing on how unions are under attack and rights to bargain are being usurped from one side.
You'll see how the budget is broken and this is the only way to fix it on the other side.
and neither is true. Well, neither is giving the WHOLE truth. Neither is putting anything into context. Neither is analyzing ramifications, explaining both sides and emotions of the same subset of issues at the same time, the requirement for people to truly understand the entirety of the situation and come to their own conclusions. Everybody is just proselytizing and preaching to their own choir.
Politicians don't answer questions from reporters, they spin everything and speak only in sound bites. They don't acknowledge the valid points of the other side. They play tricks with numbers, confusing the issues so that the real heart of the matter is never discussed. They divide the country in order to raise funds to be reelected.
It is disgusting.
No wonder "Reality TV" is so big; it's the closest thing we have to news we can get on TV now, and Snooki is the anchor.
|I like John Steward myself.|
|I'm a Daily Show fan. While not necessarily unbiased...it is definitely the funniest coverage. |
I am always a day behind...I watch the show from the night before when I'm in bed. So the last I saw was John Oliver in the Rockford, IL area "searching" for the 14 democrats. It was quite funny. The "surprise" guest at the end of the clip was Rod B.(most recent disgraced IL governor...I can't spell his name and am too lazy google).
I like John Steward myself.He is a comedian and makes no bones about it, that it isn't his responsibility to be a reporter.
I don't know if it is still the case, but I recall him answering questions about his impartiality by saying (paraphrased): "Come on! I'm on Comedy Central; my lead-in is a couple of puppets making crank phone-calls"
From what I've seen, he does not do analysis; he does mostly left-biased humor and commentary on current events, playing to his mainly young audience.
|All of which brings up one of my pet peeves: Almost ALL so-called "news" is just really "entertainment" these days...left AND right. I don't even care if reporting is biased, particularly (as I'm smart enough to take that with many grains of salt and come to my own conclusions), I just want some actual facts instead of all the the sound bites, cutsy-poo plays on words and pot-stiring. Even BBC, which is what I mostly read, is big on minimal info, and catering to short-attention spans . Our local newspaper seems to mostly exist to talk about HS level sports.|
It may just be that I'm not yet proficient at finding decent internet news...is the "real" stuff out there somewhere???? (incidentally, there is no cable tv available where I live, so internet and radio is all I have to go by, although Ive seen enough of cable news to not feel I'm missing much )
|Laurel, Are you able to get CBC radio 1? Canadian Broadcasts??|
I'm just being curious.
|Oh and to bring it back to the thread topic...Yes, I've heard of Scott Walker here on the news too.|
I like John Steward myself.
I get my news from NPR and the Daily show. I think everything else is to be taken with a grain of salt. While John Stewart might be entertainment, at least he doesn't try to disguise what he has to say as un-biased fact, the way regular news programs will.
And yes, I'm aware of your governor too, all the way down here in Atlanta GA.
|i've never heard of him. heard there's stuff going on in WI, but I have no idea what. |
I CAN tell you the plot of all the Dora the Explorer shows, though.
|Ron, I'm not usually considered young.|
Stewart is pretty upfront about not being a news caster, but I would disagree that he doesn't do news analysis. Is it all impartial? No. But I've seen him justifiably go after both sides.
Most of my news comes from NPR, but I also read online versions of the Washington Post, NY Times, Wall Street Journal, The Economist, and of course, the Star Tribune (Minneapolis newspaper).
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