- Oct 2013
... Likewise they overwhelmingly present and support only one position on various topics.... Which is not supposed to be their job.... They are in those cases doing propaganda rather than informing the public..... And that is the point really..... Hence when someone says "oh but the media is different you cants generalize", it does not really work that way... Since Tulius is from Portugal , the article you linked shows 66% of articles against Brexit and 6% in favor... That's 11 to 1....
Listen, You started the discussion on principle bases. So I will remain on principle bases too.
Any Media, even the most independent, the most balanced, have one characteristic that it's universally true: it's public.
An European media is intended to Europeans, to Europe/Europen country).
If it's analysing Brexit, it will analyse it from an European POV. I am interested by repercussions on me, not on a Brit.
And I don't think someone has to analyze a lot for understanding that one of the world's top economy, top financial, top military leaving EU will most likely bring more problems than benefits to EU. It's why I said that most EU media being "against" Brexit isn't an argument. Brexit not being a good thing, it's simply the truth.
A POTUS that promoted "America First", that contested multilateral/bilateral agreements during his campaign might be very good for Americans but is most likely an issue for Europeans. As I am an European, I am mostly interested on how it's affecting me, not how it's affecting the Americans. As the EU media is addressing me, not Americans, it will present what is most probably the truth: Trump isn't the best candidate for me, an European.
In conclusion, I still believe that You are wrong in chosing Your arguments.
...And that's one of the main issues... Lack of real diversity of opinions coumpounded by biased treatment (i.e those who do hold differemt opinions are not treated the same way as those who hold the same opinion that the media itself has)
Lack of diversity of oppinions isn't in the media. It's in what we read, more precisely in what we choose to read. It's enough if You open Le Monde and Marianne and RT France to have diversity of opinions on a silver plate.