Stellios, you're completely correct, but that is obvious. I don't think anyone would seriously say one should rely only on one source for their news. I really have no idea why such such an obvious point needs to be argued, since no one said otherwise. And yes its important to try and understand the failings of news media, as I have tried to explain a little of CNNs failings, probably badly. If someone disagrees with what I said about CNN they can tell me so without acting like it personally affects them. But saying shit like, " I don't have to apologize for watching CNN", is just well, lame and meaningless. Saying one news organisation is better than another does not mean one should only use one source of news, its amazing this needs to be clarified. And no news organization is perfect, but that doesn't mean they're all equally imperfect.
I don't know why people seem to not read the posts they are responding to. I said I watched mainly CNN (on TV) and Al-Jazeera (On laptop) this weekend, but actually, I even if I had watched CNN I don't feel I should apologize for it. Did you see their coverage of the early moments of the revolt? You do realize Al-Jazeera was criticized originally for not covering this enough at the beginning right?
Jesus, you don't need to defend yourself by telling me you consume news from a wide variety of media. Who said you should apologize for watching CNN? Why are you making this about YOU? My post was only about you in response to your question about why Iran's revolution is not similar to Egypt's, which is why it's quoted! As for the whole Al-Jazeera vs CNN thing, I only got into it because I found it interesting, it was not directed at you in anyway. I was not criticizing you, but CNN. I really don't care where you get your information from. Considering my whole post is comparing CNN to AlJazeera, and had nothing to do with you, your defensiveness is strange.
"Criticizing those getting their news from multiple sources." Considering you were complaining that people don't read your post its a little ironic and a lot hypocritical of you not to have read that I don't mind Fareed Zakaria and Anderson Cooper, thus obviously I don't consume news from one source(its dumbfounding this needs to be said). If you did read it, it just makes you dishonest in your arguments. Honestly, either way its a meaningless straw man tactic, because absolutely no one is arguing otherwise.
Yet, when the flame lit by Tunisia reached Egypt, a country with which Qatar has only recently made up after a diplomatic row, and where events are more likely to affect the rest of the region, AL-Jazeera's first days of coverage appeared restrained, drawing consternation from some observers.
Coverage of Tuesday's "day of rage," was relatively moderate compared with AL-Jazeera's handling of the revolt in Tunisia, perhaps reflecting, as commentators say, Qatar's own concern at the fall of one of the region's most stable regimes and the domino effect on the Middle East.
And at the end of the day Al-Jazeera is funded by Qatar, I find it funny that you think they're the standard for independent media, that's extremely naive;
I'm sure there are plenty of good criticisms of Al-Jazeera, but this isn't it. This is weak. "drawing consternation from some observers" is hardly damning criticism. Especially since those observers are the ones that want Mubarak to step down! I mean what's even your point here? That Al-Jazeera was a little slow in understanding how quickly Egypt would revolt (but still cover it better than any other TV station)?
You seem to be strangely mistaken that I think Al Jazeera is infallible, I just think its a lot better than CNN. Actually its not strange considering how a majority of your post is simply idiotic straw man tactics, putting words in my mouth that were never uttered.
And yes Al-Jazeera is state funded, but Qatar takes a completely hands off approach. That's why it works. It may be naive, but its flat out dishonest to question their integrity without giving any good examples or reasons, other than merely raising the spectre of state funding, a bit pathetic. If you're going to criticise Al-Jazeera you're going to have to do better. I doubt you've even watched the news channel for any significant amount of time.
As usual my mix of news is always a potpourri from different outlets, instead of criticizing those getting their news from multiple sources, start being more critical of the ones you trust and don't rely on a single one.
Who said its independent? Who said one should consume a singular news source? Who said one shouldn't be critical of their news source? Truly baffling. Considering you have nothing interesting or committal to say or argue about either news channel, its very clear you're the one who's not critical.