I’m talking about such orgs that comment or report news or comment or report on others commenting or reporting on news.
It was inspired by this thread:
Is F.A.I.R. an unbiased organization
I’ve always took it that if people were talking about a news topic, with the exception of just reporting numbers (which could be also slanted if done in certain ways), you are dealing with people’s interpretation of events and will have some bias.
That doesn’t mean that Rush Limbaugh can’t report with a liberal slant if he so chooses, but barring that, one will tend to use their own views to help them understand the events and to put them into perspective.
For this reason I never accepted the premise of an objective media, and to be honest it is insulting to even suggest that a media source is objective.
This is also the reason I think Fox News does so well, it lets you know the political views of the hosts ahead of time, and likes to be know as a network with more of a conservative slant, though they also have hosts on both sides. The important thing is they recognize that their reporters/commentators are real humans, have a mind, and certain views and that does influence on how they will report, and it is important for the public to know for the public to honestly make up their minds.