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#51 OFFLINE   JWKessler

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Posted 26 December 2011 - 08:40 PM

Let me get this straight....you are KIDDING me!

BTW, as I was typing this I switched on RT, just to make sure it was what I remembered. Within 30 seconds I had been told how Newt Gingrich or Romney as President would curtail American civil liberties and the crawl at the bottom of the screen chided the US for "interfering" with its comments about the Russian election.

Sorry for the rant, folks. This just pissed me off (as I guess you can tell).


There is also a certain American news channel that spends a lot of time attacking the current President of the United States, suggesting he isn't a real American and calling him a socialist and much worse. By your standards I presume you would also have that channel removed?

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#52 OFFLINE   mnassour

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Posted 26 December 2011 - 09:25 PM

Fortunately RT was placed in the 280's away from the US news channels. It isn't something that people are going to trip over when looking in the 200-211 news range. Just like FSTV on channel 9415 ... if people want that viewpoint they have to go looking for it.


And indeed, that's a very useful thing.

You wouldn't be Frank Stallone would you?

Did you ever think that not everyone in the world in impressed with U.S. policies and that they don't have to buy into your way of thinking?

Did you ever think that maybe RT's 'slant' is more accurate than say ... Fox's?


There is also a certain American news channel that spends a lot of time attacking the current President of the United States, suggesting he isn't a real American and calling him a socialist and much worse. By your standards I presume you would also have that channel removed?


Absolutely not, and with no disrespect intended JWK, I believe you have mischaracterized Fox News.

There is a LARGE difference between Fox (which I do not care for) and RT.

Fox is a legitimate news channel, with a lot of commentary. The commentary is labeled as such. On RT, the commentary is presented as a factual news story. That's the difference between a legitimate news channel with, I believe, a rightward bias, and a channel simply devoted to promoting propaganda, RT.

As much as I disagree with the viewpoints usually expressed on Fox News, it is an important part of our media culture, for it raises questions that need to be addressed. Operations such as RT simply tell us how terrible we are...without offering any alternatives.

And no SayWhat? I'm not Frank Stallone.

And I can't believe I've just dedicated a post to defending Fox News! :uglyhamme

At any rate, I think I'm done. I feel like the guy under the hammer above!

Edited by mnassour, 26 December 2011 - 09:38 PM.


#53 OFFLINE   Michael P

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 06:58 PM

And I can't believe I've just dedicated a post to defending Fox News! :uglyhamme

Thank you for your "fair and balanced" defense of Fox News! If people from all viewpoints would only see things as you just did above America would not be as divided as it is today. While I am a "Fox fan" that does not preclude me from tuning to CNN from time to time. MSNBC OTOH... :sure:

If not for this thread I would not have known about RT's "bias" (although considering where that channel originates I'm not surprised).

It's time we got an English service from a different viewpoint. How is Germany's "DW"? I used to get 15 minutes of their news back when Sky Angel was still on satellite (from an Arkansas local station that was carried nationally on SA).
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Posted 28 December 2011 - 08:23 PM

It's time we got an English service from a different viewpoint. How is Germany's "DW"? I used to get 15 minutes of their news back when Sky Angel was still on satellite (from an Arkansas local station that was carried nationally on SA).


There are many English language alternatives on Dish, DW as one. It is on once or twice a day on Link or Free Speech. There's the free news in English on TVJapan, EuroNews (my favorite a great news source) and some others.

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 08:48 PM

Fox is a legitimate news channel, with a lot of commentary.


About as legitimate a news channel as National Lampoon.
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Posted 29 December 2011 - 10:37 PM

It's time we got an English service from a different viewpoint. How is Germany's "DW"? I used to get 15 minutes of their news back when Sky Angel was still on satellite (from an Arkansas local station that was carried nationally on SA).


First of all, I appreciate your kind words, though I'm not sure I deserve them!:icon_peac

Regarding DW, my American sensibilities find it...well...rather boring. Lots of Euro-centric features and a smidgen of current news. What I'm looking for is breaking news from an non-Western source in English, and for me AJE is the only thing that fits the bill.

The problem with AJE on Link, I believe, is that the newscasts are delayed. I get this impression from some of them that I've seen, and if I'm wrong, please someone correct me. On the other hand MHz Worldview (available only on DirecTV's International Dish) seems to cut into AJE, France 24, Euronews and others as live newscasts are running.

Frankly, MHz is the only thing keeping me with DirecTV right now.

And for those of you who might be interested, here's the link to this little-known...but invaluable...channel: http://www.mhznetwor...g/mhzworldview/

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 11:45 AM

Move to the DC area, and get 10 MHz channels 24 hours/day. If I find some spare time, I am going to try to pull those channels in. Don't know if I can from Fallston, MD, but I get all of the other DC channels.
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Posted 30 December 2011 - 02:26 PM

MHz Worldview is one of the subchannels carried by my secondary PBS affiliate. I get the impression that it's entertainment programs from around the world, I have yet to see news (but then again I have not watched it enough). Unfortunately that is one of the OTA channels without guide data on my 622.
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Posted 30 December 2011 - 03:33 PM

About as legitimate a news channel as National Lampoon.


Don't be dissin' on NL :lol:




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