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Old 11-09-2016, 10:59 AM   #4041 (permalink)
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It depends on what you look for in your reports. Do you want something that's unbiased and honest, or something that may input the writers opinion in order to add entertainment. We live in a time where not only do people prefer the entertainment aspect, but the unbiased side is genuinely becoming hard to find.
There's no such thing as unbiased reporting, because all information that is reported is searched for, selected by, interpreted by, and written by a human being with particular views on a subject. That person's biases guide literally every stage of that process.

Although I will say that you're right about our preference for entertainment and information that caters to us emotionally. That's definitely become a problem in how we seek and provide information to one another.
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Old 11-09-2016, 11:01 AM   #4042 (permalink)
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It depends on what you look for in your reports. Do you want something that's unbiased and honest, or something that may input the writers opinion in order to add entertainment. We live in a time where not only do people prefer the entertainment aspect, but the unbiased side is genuinely becoming hard to find.
Uh ja...if you can't tell where John Oliver is entertaining and reporting, that ones on you because it's stupid easy for him. If we were talking about Jon Stewart you'd have a case.
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Idunno, comedy coming first doesn't negate the journalistic qualities of the show. Buzz Adrin will be the first to tell you that coming second doesn't make you irrelevant. I've yet to see misinformation on LWT.

Also, Oliver makes it very clear where he's kidding and where he's reporting.
Again, I admire John Oliver's program and I watch it weekly. I find it informative as well as entertaining. It's just not journalism in the traditional sense, although it's influenced by the field, which I appreciate.

Man you guys really don't want me to meet any of you halfway on issues haha.
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Old 11-09-2016, 11:03 AM   #4044 (permalink)
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Again, I admire John Oliver's program and I watch it weekly. I find it informative as well as entertaining. It's just not journalism in the traditional sense, although it's influenced by the field, which I appreciate.

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Again, I admire John Oliver's program and I watch it weekly. I find it informative as well as entertaining. It's just not journalism in the traditional sense, although it's influenced by the field, which I appreciate.
That I agree with, but I still consider it journalism.
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That's more of a sad commentary on the state of journalism as a field than anything else.
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That's more of a sad commentary on the state of journalism as a field than anything else.
Couldn't agree with this any more.
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