Fox News Channel’s Greta Van Susteren took to her blog to respond to Ted Koppel‘s “Rock Center” piece about bias in cable news. Van Susteren argues that broadcast news anchors “are delusional” if they really believe their broadcasts are completely free of bias.
When broadcast networks present what they think is the all that is important in the world in the 22 minutes of a half hour news program or 44 minutes of an hour program – it starts with its bias. When you pick and isolate what YOU think is news, you are making YOUR decision of WHAT is important and HOW to present it the viewers. That is bias.
Broadcast news people may have deluded themselves into thinking that they are pure because they often show no passion in their voices or volume in the talk. A modulated voice and soft volume does not mean no bias. It only means modulated voice and soft volume.