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this particular topic, or most of his topics, didn’t present a balanced opinion, which brings me to the next topic. Between Zakaria and O’Reilly, the common discussion on their shows was the Republican Primary and preceding debates in the state of Florida. As mentioned, Zakaria held a round table interview and discussion to talk about the debates and candidates, and his own personal bias did not affect the conversation in any significant way. Bill O’Reilly, however, attacks Mitt Romney for being soft, praises Newt Gingrich for his religious views (O’Reilly is a
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Patel strong pro-life advocate, and his views seep into his political commentary), and deemed Ron Paul as unfit to be president. Not only did he inject personal views into his entire program, he did it 3 times in the span of 2 minutes and 38 seconds. In all, Bill O’Reilly and Fox News chase a conservative agenda, and reflect CNN’s liberal agenda, and the two networks lie on opposite sides of the spectrum. Political news networks play an immense role as the distributors of news to our society, and shows like Fareed Zakaria, The O’Reilly Factor, or maybe even the morning news, may be the only source of news in an average American’s day. For this reason, shows like this are significantly influential in what ideas and beliefs they express, and the evident spectrum in liberal and conservative news media leaves us to only imagine how it affects some Americans and the beliefs of their own.
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