Is a network leftist simply if they have reports that do indeed have content that is labeled leftist? Or is it their whole philosophy? Someone point me to a news source that reports everything as it really is, unbiasedly. Anyone out there have a particular news source they always trust?
If a news outlet produces their presentations in such a manner as to reflect the leftist viewpoint, they're leftist. Yes most news outlets do produce leftist presentations on occasion. Where the problem comes in is when that leftist viewpoint excedes 50%. For my taste, it's a problem when they excede 10%, but that's my own taste.
You asked if anyone has a news source they always trust. I don't. I do have sources I trust more than others based on my observances of their past presentations. I try very hard to judge every single news presentation I hear. Even FoxNews and other sources I like slip false statements through. But they are better than the alternatives. CNN is nothing but propaganda most of the time. And if you don't like what they're selling, you're the problem according to them.
Here's an example of story from both viewpoints.
Yesterday the Red Cross warehouse was the victim of US bombing in Kabul. The manager of the facility was angered by the bombing and condemned any nation that would do such a thing. "The Red Cross is a humanitarian agency, and should be out of bounds for such attacks", he stated. Local Taliban officials sited this as still another example of United States sponsored terrorism. Local families lives were disrupted and joined in the condemnation of the United States' actions.
Yesterday the Red Cross warehouse was struck by US bombs during the night. There was no loss of life. The manager of the facility was angered by the bombing and condemned any nation that would do such a thing. "The Red Cross is a humanitarian agency, and should be out of bounds for such attacks" he stated. Local Taliban officials and neighbors of the facility joined in the condemnation. The Taliban stated that this was another example of US sponsored terrorism. When reached for comment US officials noted that the Red Cross warehouse facilities were being used to store Taliban weapons. As such they considered the warehouse to be a bonified military target.
They can give the leftist viewpoint as long as they balance it off. Some news sources seldom do. One of my favorites is the newspaper article that gives a false headline trashing the US or a conservative viewpoint, then during the last couple of sentences of the article, reveals the real truth. This happens all the time. There's an example on the forum right now.