I'm not trying to get anyone to agree with my point !
Who said anything about being a "good" journalist? There are many professions that require both education and natural ability to be good at.
I just assumed that any news network (CNN, Fox...) would want quality (good if you prefer) journalists to cover their topics, that's all.
Again, you are confusing terms. Whether you think an individual is open-minded has nothing to do with being "fair and balanced". A closed-minded host may invite those with opposing views on his show for debate, and both host and guest are not likely to change each other's minds, but at least the on-air opinions are balanced. Of course, what you consider to be "open-minded" really means someone who agrees with your point of view (same for conservatives).
That's again not what I think, you're putting words in my mouth ! An open minded person will discuss issues with another person in a polite manner, out of curiosity, geniune interest.
Yes, but why then are so many opposed to hearing conservative points of view when virtually all the other networks are liberal? The attacks against Fox are not substantive discussions of the issues, but an attack on freedom of speech and freedom of the press.
Fact : I don't understand how people can have conservative points of view. That's out of the way. Do I want their means of expression to be censored, of course not ! I just want networks (liberals or conservative) who call themselves "news" channels, to do news. If you don't do news, that makes you a liar !
I don't think people realize the power of the media within a certain population that cannot balance truth from fiction, that takes everything they hear for granted. That's not a statement aimed at the american people specifically, but at all the people who do not have access to an education that allows them to make up their minds and make their own decisions. A lot of people who see a finger pointed at someone, will point their fingers at that person even before asking why the first finger was pointed.
News Corp is a publicly traded company listed on US and Australian stock markets (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV). Maybe if you and George got enough money together you could buy News Corporation (I believe that the Murdoch family controls less than 40% of the company shares)?
Ever owned 40% of a multi million dollar corporation ? Neither have I, but I know it does give you a LOT of power.
Besides, many news organizations such as the NY Times, Washington Post, etc have been privately held or closely held for much of their existence. Did that bother you also? Most of the major TV news organizations besides Fox are well know to have a liberal bias, regardless of who owns them. There is more unanimity among subjectivists than their name would suggest.
Yes it does bother me. That's why I never stick to one source when I want some real information.