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Why this asking for substituting gives me a feeling we are negotiating, and trying to find a consensus to define, pinpoint and specify? |
I don't deny the fact that there are indeed some excellent authors, reporters and editors in the West, and for a huge variety of different topics you have different experts in that field. But my main criticism still is that no matter in what range of the "bias", all the Western media are reporting from a way that is to be understood in the Western cultural context, the Western Style of Liberal Democracy dogmas and values.
The world and in particular the Western world (US, UK, Continental West Europe, Australia, Japan etc etc etc) get most of the (international) news sources from the three main news agencies. Reuters, AP and AFP. So, in the hectic of providing the fastest and most ing news, even normally "qualitative" media like Der Spiegel would simply brainlessly re-publish wrong pictures of the L.a.h.s.a. riot from Reuters with misleading lying commentaries. Something you would only expect from Bild. Yes the argument is that Der Spiegel would claim that it is because of lack of time blablabla, yet, these excuses to uphold their own reputation does not take away the fact that the main reason for not doing any due diligence is because their news also need to as they are also profit-seeking, and the lack of motivation to double-check the info again is because a Western Mainstream media like Der Spiegel has a pre-conceived bias towards the Western dogmas and values of liberal democracy. And therefore would rather go with the stream in reporting what they pre-conceived believe is most reasonable and logical. After all, why would a bunch of riot police only using the shields to defend themselves, they are in uniform and are communists! And that picture of that Nepalese looking "Chinese" riot police hitting a monk looks cool enough to attract enough readers and fit very well in the pre-conceived belief that uniformed communists use violence on peaceful monks, who cares it is a Nepalse police in nepalese uniform. This is the so-called well "reputable" journalism of one of your examples.