Is the current Twitter hype proof that the mass media are worthless for reporting news?

Question by SOCCER: Is the current Twitter hype proof that the mass media are worthless for reporting news?
When you watch a half-hour television news program, you see an average of 30 minutes of advertising. That is a fact.

I find it funny how Fox News is made fun of for its talking points (not undeservedly so–Fox News is ridiculous) when ALL mainstream news outlets, tv and print, have talking points and accept favors for “promotional consideration.”

Best answer:

Answer by NeoNerd
Try watching the BBC – seriously. No adverts, and admirably balanced coverage.

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