Older folks...and you'd have to be a minimum of 50 something to possibly recall, had the privilege of hearing national news and local as well told in balanced terms and speech. No bias was discernible. in word or tone or facial expression. That is not to say that the reporter wasn't personally biased one way or another, but he/she were not permitted to show anything but neutrality.
Why can't we again have news reported with neutrality? Without all the roller coaster up and down clownish speech to gain attention to the latest media favorite. and sensationalism. Time was ...news was spoken into the microphone. Necessary details were provided but not graphic details as you have to endure now. And not graphic pictures and not endless talk about those "details" over and over for 2 1/2 hours each night. In the mornings too. They start at 4AM and keep it up till that circus called GMA comes on with its own sensationalism. Back to the local stations however...I would love to not see close ups of victims with tears running down their faces with so close a focus that you can count the eyelashes as well as pores in their noses.
Yellow journalism is all we have these past 25 years and hours of it. Our local affiliates start at 4PM 12 hrs after the 4 am fiasco. Local things are repeated in a biased manner over and over and over until 6:30 PM. Endless re-showing of tragedy, tears, blood, maiming of innocent animals, killing of people. Endlessly repeating in loud, voices with liberal nodding and looking at one another for "back up" if there is a co-anchor.
Just sayin'. I so wish there was neutral delivery of just news without all the gore and sensationalism. Do I keep watching? No. I turn it off. I try another channel and of course they are all the same.
Seems they save a lot of money having college interns doing all the work so they can "gain experience". Finished rant.