The comments about the BBC are touching, albeit fundamentaly nonsense
. Over here the local BBC is one step removed from Pravda
But the "Normal" BBC just has a different style to the others, no fundamental difference. Notwithstanding that, for me all
the mainstream news is interesting (papers / TV), but only so I can see what I am meant
to be thinking.
FWIW, the best Newspaper I used to read was............The Bangkok Post!, (English Edition
) - the local news the usual polished nonsense, but the international stuff was good, but that simply because they were mostly cut and pastes from the Agencies (AP / Reuters) without the slant added in. and that not because of any Editorial integrity - but fundamentally because anything outside Thailand
was simply not important enough to bother with massaging (same as for the local papers). Not to say the Agencies were not without an inherent Western slant (both in content and simply what was (and wasn't) considered important / interesting enough to be reported on), but IMO about as neutral as it gets. and usually even with facts (the stuff opinions are meant to be based on!).
The Financial Times is also pretty good on boring old news - of course it has to be, people use that as a source of info when making decisions involving money
. and that is a good motivator for ensuring accuracy / quality! - and means they can charge for "the news" including online (and they do that very nicely $$$).
I think still a while to go before the Mainstream media realises that they don't own the news (and that their historic ability to invent the news / set the news agenda is worth increasingly little) - after all, if no one knows about something it ain't news
.......but in this modern age, if something is genuinely important it will become News beyond anyone's paywall.