Try watching different news channels this week objectively (With an open mind).
I listened to the Diane Rehm Show on NPR after the Supreme Court decision about gay marriage. She had two advocates for gay marriage and no opposing viewpoint (There was a time when NPR would always present both sides of an issue......but not today). MSNBC obviously is cut in the same mold (Only one side of issues).
A couple of nights ago I watch Fox News debate the Iran deal. You will notice Fox normally has the host between two opposing viewpoints. This type of aggressive debate is something totally missing from NPR and most liberal news sources.
This week, compare NPR, MSNBC, FOX, CNN and Ask yourself:
Do you see/hear both sides of the issue (Fox is pretty good at this....NPR and MSNBC are the big losers)?
I don't view on air debates with the fervor that some others might. Watching 2 or more people yell at each other is not my idea of fair and balanced. It's just a visible form of dysfunction.
My sources for info are varied as is my interest in a particular subject. For information, I'm a reader. Local, national, and international websites are a part of that process.
For some topics, I like to see an explanation of how that particular item is or is not in the public interest. Not particularly "because the Bible says so." Name calling and labeling others is just not part of the analysis process for me.
I often see conflict between what is legal and what I personally feel. I bow to the law until I can get it changed. Yes, I have been successful in doing exactly that.
Salacious newscasting is never going to be fair and balanced. Even the Weather Channel moved in that direction recently. Another news website reported that the experiment didn't work and they are returning to information, their basic heritage.
Who "wins" or "loses" a debate doesn't mean much to me when I can dig around a bit and come up with an opinion of my own.
Forget fox news and look at Fox as a whole...they pander to the lowest common denominator that watches tv...it's why shows like family guy and married with children are so popular...and if more liberals started watching fox news you can absolutely bet that they would become a liberal network. It's all about ratings and advertising dollars...they know the dumbest of the population will tune in to all of their programming....the dumbest comedy fans and the dumbest news fans...carry on.