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India

Discuss everything that is happening in India or is related to India

Vedansh Singh , highly opiniated Aug, 03 2016

Every National Media ensures manipulation of the news for its own propaganda. It’s vital to look at all media, including the UK’s, with a critical eye


When it comes to politics and media, the left argues that the right is more biased than the left while the right argues that the left is more biased than the right. Who’s right?In an age when thinktanks and “public relations” experts dominate media output, it might also be time to engage academics more fully as sources of (relatively) independent comment and analysis. These steps might strike many as all too demanding and time consuming, but we live in demanding times and the stakes are getting higher every year. The need for the public to become informed and defend itself against manipulation is greater than ever.
When it comes to politics and media, the left argues that the right is more biased than the left while the right argues that the left is more biased than the right. Who’s right?In an age when thinktanks and “public relations” experts dominate media output, it might also be time to engage academics more fully as sources of (relatively) independent comment and analysis. These steps might strike many as all too demanding and time consuming, but we live in demanding times and the stakes are getting higher every year. The need for the public to become informed and defend itself against manipulation is greater than ever.

Suhani Singh , Inquisitive snobbish arrogant. I am Golum and Aug, 03 2016


Of course Western media is biased. Only someone truly naive could think otherwise. This is a timely article. Only by watching and reading a wide choice of information sources can one make ones own mind up. Will the Guardian make public The Hague Tribunals ruling that Slobodan Milosevic, President of Yugoslavia, has been exonerated of all charges of war crimes in the Bosnian war, including events in Srebrenica. The Butcher of the Balkans was nothing of the sort! The Hague has tried to bury it but the eagle eye of Andy Wilcoxon, a fine journalist, has spotted it in the indictment against Radovan Karadzic. By accusing Milosevic of heinous crimes which he had no part in the West has branded the whole Serbian nation genocidal. Time for apologies and reparation to the Serb nation. Sadly Milosevic was murdered at The Hague. An inquiry ten years overdue.
Of course Western media is biased. Only someone truly naive could think otherwise. This is a timely article. Only by watching and reading a wide choice of information sources can one make ones own mind up. Will the Guardian make public The Hague Tribunals ruling that Slobodan Milosevic, President o


diksha , Aug, 03 2016


One visible area of bias in Western media is the difference in coverage of civil wars in Syria and Yemen. The Syrian war is portrayed by Western media as desperate civilians rising up against a despotic dictator propped up by Russians and Iranians. The sectarian angle where the rebels are funded, armed and trained by Turkey, Saudi Arabia, US etc is not talked about much, at least not initially. There is also fury directed against aerial bombardment of civilians in rebel areas by Syrian and Russian air forces. But on the other hand, there is almost a blanket censorship of news about the Yemen war. Saudi and other Gulf monarchies trying to prop up the regime there by undertaking bombing campaigns against rebel areas with US and UK supplied bombs, aircraft and other weapon systems doesnt make news. There are no statistics put out regarding the civilian casualties.
One visible area of bias in Western media is the difference in coverage of civil wars in Syria and Yemen. The Syrian war is portrayed by Western media as desperate civilians rising up against a despotic dictator propped up by Russians and Iranians. The sectarian angle where the rebels are funded, ar


Ashok Kapoor , Aug, 03 2016


I prefer biased coverage.There is enough information out there without news gathering organizations pretending to be unbiased.The New Day newspaper lasted 5 minutes promising unspun coverage. I balance out my coverage of the U.S.elections by reading fawning Hillary Clinton articles watching Fox News "fair and balanced"coverage.The truth is somewhere in between. What I dislike the most is the establishment media at the beginning of every campaign dismissing and sneering at anyone who dares to offer an alternative.So close are the journalists to the politicians outsiders like Farage,Trump,Sanders and Corbyn are undermined from the start,just because they are outsiders and do not go with the consensus and the narrative.
I prefer biased coverage.There is enough information out there without news gathering organizations pretending to be unbiased.The New Day newspaper lasted 5 minutes promising unspun coverage. I balance out my coverage of the U.S.elections by reading fawning Hillary Clinton articles watching Fox News


aarth dhar , Aug, 03 2016


I have watched and followed many national media on and off since 2011, i turned to other media because I was not getting a balanced view form our Media, the BBC, the Guardian - they were all guilty of cheer leading something which didnt make sense to me. The often reported on the Islamic terrorism element within the uprising which our media didnt dare touch until it became too difficult to cover up in Syria in 2012. Russia Today was reporting way way before this and that the Islamic extremist elements in the Libya uprising were now in Syria tormenting that country.
I have watched and followed many national media on and off since 2011, i turned to other media because I was not getting a balanced view form our Media, the BBC, the Guardian - they were all guilty of cheer leading something which didnt make sense to me. The often reported on the Islamic terrorism e


Pranav , Aug, 03 2016


The fundamental problem with bias studies is to find a bias, one must first know reality. Too often, today, we take 2 talking heads with an agenda, put them together, and let them spin and call it analyzing the story. They arent analysing anything. They are trying to spin for political gain and all facts went out the window after the 10 second story snippit. So if the truth is left or right of the ideology of the nation, then the truth begins to be seen as "biased" even if it is true. In such a case, proclaiming the world is round and the govt should recognize it becomes a left wing bias; proclaiming the world is round and the private sector will prove it becomes a right wing bia. But both focus on the bias of approach instead of the error... The world is round, not flat. The question is how do you get at the truth of the story to find good bias data? I have yet to find a good, sound methodology for finding bias, which is why we still create measures that the average person doesnt understand, but allow both sides to shout "BIAS!". Maybe the answer isnt in a simple bias matrix but rather in understanding the profit strategies of todays media. After all, they arent loss leaders of the 70s anymore, they are big business of the 21st century, the information age
The fundamental problem with bias studies is to find a bias, one must first know reality. Too often, today, we take 2 talking heads with an agenda, put them together, and let them spin and call it analyzing the story. They arent analysing anything. They are trying to spin for political gain and all


Arunay , Aug, 03 2016


What I never see mentioned in these discussions is its an article of faith among Cubs fans that sportscasters on national TV networks are biased against the Cubs. So whenever a game is broadcast on Fox or NBC, you can guarantee you will hear critical comments about the Cubs players and management. I believed this too however I was surprised to find that Cardinals fans feel the same way, network sportscasters are biased against their home team too! It turns out its a universal phenomenon. The way I see it is, we dont think too much about comments that accord with our own beliefs. We let those pass by, thinking "well of course!" But when we hear something that clashes with our beliefs, we really notice it.
What I never see mentioned in these discussions is its an article of faith among Cubs fans that sportscasters on national TV networks are biased against the Cubs. So whenever a game is broadcast on Fox or NBC, you can guarantee you will hear critical comments about the Cubs players and management. I