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Apr 7, 2003  •  Post A Comment

“All news is biased. We need, and have, multiple sources from which to construct a balanced picture. More worrying is the hunger for high drama and sensationalism at all the networks. This has contributed to a degradation of news programming generally and a dangerous culture of fear.”
Antony Root, president, Granada Entertainment USA
“Network coverage of the invasion of Iraq takes it for granted that the war should continue. All the questions are about how, never why. For years, the war in Vietnam was covered similarly-much to the nation’s everlasting regret.”
Jim Naureckas, editor, Extra!, Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting