When you listen to the news or a sportscast or any other kind of “reporting”, take after a debate for example, would you rather hear the person’s opinion that’s reporting it or do you just want the facts as they are?
I quit listening to the CBS World News when Katie Couric started broadcasting because I can’t stand how she gives the news via her opinion. I don’t care about her opinion. I just want to hear the world news so I switched to ABC.
Paul and I have watched WCCO for as long as I can remember and really only watch any other channel if it’s running late or something. We have up until this year LOVED Mark Rosen. He’s the sportscaster and we honestly have loved this guy our whole lives.
I know for a Minnesota sportscaster, the last year had to have been hell. All our teams except the Minnesota Lynx, who won the championship, did HORRIBLE. AND they did horrible last year. It didn’t take a rocket scientist to know the Vikings had a lousy 2 years and this last one was a doozy. The Vikings sucked but was worse was the way Mark Rosen told us this day in and day out during every single newscast. It really turned us off.
He also has a Sunday night program that’s a MUST in our house but it did get really tiring listening to him. That show we had control over whether we watched it or not but I take offense of the news.
When I listen to the news, I want to hear the news and not what the person delivering it to me thinks about it. Just the news. Otherwise, it’s not really the news is it? Doesn’t it then change to a show like Entertainment Tonight?
Do you find people you watch tend to tell their opinion more than the facts and does that bother you?