Council on Foreign Relations: “There is no unbiased news today”

by Datechguy | February 20th, 2013

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Council on Foreign Relations: "There is no unbiased news today"

Buried in this USA today Story about Al Jaz­erra com­ing out of the closet so to speak, actu­ally putting their shin­gle up in Amer­ica is a line that might have been eas­ily missed if you are doing a quick read:

Cole­man says she watches Al Jazeera sim­ply because it offers so much inter­na­tional news. “It has a lot more for­eign cor­re­spon­dents in the field. If you want to know what’s going on in Mali, it’s going to be Al Jazeera that’s cov­er­ing it. We just don’t have any more for­eign cor­re­spon­dents on the ground in (U.S.) tele­vi­sion the way Al Jazeera does.”

Cole­man” is Iso­bel Cole­men of the coun­cil on For­eign Rela­tions a “non-​partisan” Wash­ing­ton think tank. The head of the group since 2003 his Richard Haass who is a reg­u­lar on MSNBC’s Morn­ing Joe Isabel was asked about the bias’ that might come from Al Jazeera con­cern­ing their treat­ment of Israel & the Arabs (all empha­sis mine)

They’re straight shoot­ers as much as any major news out­let today. There is no unbi­ased news today,

She con­tin­ued

“The bias is in the selec­tion of what sto­ries you cover and how you cover them. Al Jazeera will bring its own bias, but it’s no more or no less than what we’re used to already in this country.”

Now read­ers of this blog have known this for years but what will Chuck “Mythol­ogy” Todd say to this? How will he react when a per­son from an orga­ni­za­tion whose head, Richard Haass main­tains media bias is a fact of life so mat­ter of fact that it’s not worth com­ment­ing about?

I sus­pect it will likely look some­thing like the reac­tion of Mrs. Mer­ri­wether when Rhett But­ler bids on Miss Scar­lett in Gone with the Wind.

Buried in this USA today Story about Al Jazerra coming out of the closet so to speak, actually putting their shingle up in America is a line that might have been easily missed if you are doing a quick read:

Coleman says she watches Al Jazeera simply because it offers so much international news. “It has a lot more foreign correspondents in the field. If you want to know what’s going on in Mali, it’s going to be Al Jazeera that’s covering it. We just don’t have any more foreign correspondents on the ground in (U.S.) television the way Al Jazeera does.”

“Coleman” is Isobel Colemen of the council on Foreign Relations a “non-partisan” Washington think tank. The head of the group since 2003 his Richard Haass who is a regular on MSNBC’s Morning Joe Isabel was asked about the bias’ that might come from Al Jazeera concerning their treatment of Israel & the Arabs (all emphasis mine)

“They’re straight shooters as much as any major news outlet today. There is no unbiased news today,

She continued

“The bias is in the selection of what stories you cover and how you cover them. Al Jazeera will bring its own bias, but it’s no more or no less than what we’re used to already in this country.”

Now readers of this blog have known this for years but what will Chuck “Mythology” Todd say to this? How will he react when a person from an organization whose head, Richard Haass maintains media bias is a fact of life so matter of fact that it’s not worth commenting about?

I suspect it will likely look something like the reaction of Mrs. Merriwether when Rhett Butler bids on Miss Scarlett in Gone with the Wind.

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