A part of my daily routine includes reading the latest news using my mobile phone, once in the morning and once in the evening.
As of late I have looked at 3 different news sources which include BBC, Al-Jazeera and RT News and have begun to see substantial differences in the types of news that each of these media outlets produce. I am now mainly comparing BBC and RT.
I have always had somewhat trusting and positive outlook on the coverage of BBC and assumed that they cover news stories with the integrity expected from important institutions such as themselves. However recently I have been comparing the stories that they produce to what RT produces and have noticed huge discrepancies.
It seems like BBC has increasingly shifted focus on to covering issues which do not compromise the UK’s and the US political integrity internationally and domestically by producing topics which can either be classified as entertainment or mild propaganda like discrediting other nations, institutions etc. BBC is on its way to become the FOX news of the UK.
RT news on the other hand seems to be covering a much wider range of issues which to be honest fit in with what is happening today world wide. Their stories have a different feel to them and seem to be a lot better researched and unbiased.
There are numerous occasions when I have read something on RT. For example the student riots in the UK and tried to find similar stories on the BBC but to no avail. Or the voting in of the controversial war mongering bill against Russia by the US congress which was not even once mentioned in the BBC.
All of the things I have observed and noticed were enforced by this article I read yesterday.
To some I may sound like I have swallowed the bait of “Russian” propaganda but honestly if you look at the facts, sources and coverage these respective news outlets put forward then it does not take a genius person to choose which one is more trustworthy and honest.
Has anyone else noticed something like this or what do you think? Am I wrong?