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BBC News found to be of a poor quality.

Discussion in '2006 Archive' started by Ben W, May 10, 2006.

  1. Ben W

    Ben W Active Member
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    This is interesting, I wish that this group would review each news server and give them a rating for bias, it would be good to be able to find a list of news agencies that delivered well presented unbiased news,

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    - The BBC fails to always give a "full and fair account" of the Israeli Palestinian conflict but is not deliberately biased, a report has said.

    But coverage was not consistently full and fair and "in important respects, presents an incomplete and in that sense misleading picture", it found.

    But there were gaps in analysis, context and perspective as well as a failure to consistently uphold editorial standards, it continued.

    Broadcast news lacked historical background, stories were often not put in the wider context and there was insufficient analysis and interpretation of important events and issues, the report said.

    The range of stories and perspectives was too narrow and reporters' use of language was often inconsistent, it decided.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/4964702.stm
     
  2. Daisy

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    But you left out all the good points:

    -Its report said the BBC was committed to being fair, accurate and impartial and UK viewers regarded it as unbiased.

    "Apart from individual lapses, sometimes of tone, language or attitude, there was little to suggest systematic or deliberate bias.

    "On the contrary, there was evidence, in the programming and in other ways, of a commitment to be fair, accurate and impartial."

    "There is high quality reporting from location, some outstanding current affairs programmes and the website provides much valuable historical and other context."
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    Our broadcast morning news has almost no analysis, context or perspective (other than its sponsors'). It's mostly headlines, bad jokes and promotions read by millionaire talking-heads passing themselves off as regular folks. Cable news is a somewhat better, but they don't have relevent traffic & weather reports (my main concern before the commute).

    I don't watch nightly news, so I can't comment.
     
  3. KenH

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    I have enjoyed the BBC ever since I first picked it up on my portable radio with shortwave bands that I purchased back in the late 1980s. I don't listen to it much on the radio any more but I now like to visit its website. I think it is better for international news than the websites of Fox, CNN, NBC, or CBS.
     
  4. Jim1999

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    I wouldn't pay any mind to the report. The sign on is a fixture in my mind, especially during the war years.....This is the BBC news,,,,,,from London.....

    It is the most reliable news service in the world. There will always be critics of everything everywhere.......

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
  5. Magnetic Poles

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    I believe BBC News is one of the most reliable on the planet.
     
  6. Matt Black

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    I think the main criticism IIRC when this hit the news last week here was over the use of the word 'terroris-t/-m' in the Israel-Palestine conflict: the BBC used the word(s) to describe Palestinian actions where civilians were targeted but not Israeli actions where the foreseeable result of that action would be the loss of civilian life.
     
  7. mnw

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    It's better than most. Just gotta take the meat and through out the bones.

    It seems the truth normally lies somewhere between the BBC and World Net Daily [​IMG]
     
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