I for one do not watch TV news -even Fox. I get my news from the internet and radio. Why conservatives haven’t figured out a way to produce TV news is beyond me.
My analysis is that "objective" journalism is, in and of itself, anti conservative. You will say, "The truth should be conservative, because conservatives ask for no more." And you are right - but people who claim to be objective are not even trying to actually be objective. And I can prove it.
First, it is obvious that journalists make their living by attracting attention, and they need to make money from their membership in an expensive wire service such as the Associated Press (or any other). This requires them to hype the value of the reports coming over the wire. Knowing that they can't afford not to claim that newswire journalism is objective, we can ignore the claims of objectivity as being self-interested. But it's worse than that.
The only way to even attempt to be objective is to start your analysis with an evaluation of what motives you have which might cloud your judgement on a given issue. You have to admit what having your own ox being gored would look like in the given case. But when you claim objectivity for yourself, that is precisely the opposite of declaring your own interest - it is claiming that you are above having an interest in any subject you might discuss. If you are claiming objectivity you are not even trying to be objective.So you see, wire service journalism is not objective, but its business model demands that it claim to be objective - and that it denigrate anyone with a different perspective who attempts journalism.
But what perspective is "conservative," exactly? And why is the perspective of wire service journalism "liberal?" Journalism is essentially criticism and second guessing of the people who make the country work."It is not the critic who counts . . . the credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena - From Theodore Roosevelt's 1910 speech at the SorbonneSocialism is simply the idea that the government should second guess the people who make the country work, and that politicians should control all economic activity "for the children." Journalism's influence is maximized by socialism, and "liberal" politicians have a natural propaganda wind at their back due to the self interest of journalism.