Sports leader the create -- seventy WWL. WWL. And have them at 10533. I should go to climb inside Garland thing. -- -- -- Or 668890870. Here's Garland. -- should do living under. Probably in. I've heard about proposed more. And fire. And a whole lot of hot water in India and in fact today is two in the business channel to see them. Rupert Murdoch his son and a number of groups and poor user terrorists blowing in from parliament today. They are accused of some horrendous things. -- the -- -- over the thirteen year old murder victim. -- true hackers. Deleted messages -- from the mailbox so they can get more messages. Led by the girl's mother. And in the meantime the police. And the parents. Thought to just -- girl was alive. And in checking the messages which is impeded the investigation. And give a lot of -- troops to the family. On top of that it's been alleged failure. Bribed police. Operated with a computer big. Because there organization was so powerful. That they couldn't make or break a politician. A policeman. Even. Those with connections royalty. Now one of the things we're gonna ask about is. Rupert Murdoch. Owns. New York -- Wall Street Journal and of course fox. One and his minions. Mr. Hampton. There's got to the rim the show for Murdoch. As -- acting became standard operating procedure. And he's now the publisher unthinkable true German. And what we're gonna do is we'll talk a little bit about this but also. The American Media. Do we have any connections like this. Is or anything occurring that anyone knows of -- in America. But I think more importantly what is the status. Of journalism in the media here in the country. We go -- this for a number of amendments. Amy Mitchell deputy director pew research products project for excellence. In journalism and we appreciate your joining me. Happy being here do we have any reason to be concerned that in this country. About decide things since Murdoch. And News Corp. -- so many of our. Very large and some would say very powerful. Media all sorts. Well it's unclear at this point what. Certain legal reverberations may occur here on the on the US side. Of them -- back as and cheese and and operations this discussion of an FBI investigation but it's sort of unclear. At this point. And as to what if anything that may amount to when it comes to journalistic. Practices. -- The British media has a much different. And sort of lower threshold of their. Ethical practices and in many in many ways in many areas. Then -- the US press. And -- some of -- is. Or what the heart. Of what occurred in this. Yeah over the course of the years with the news of the world and the other may indicate there. -- Would be very very very. Extraordinary thing to kind of that it can't happen here in the US because we do not have. The kind of that this thing kind of started it. Expected practices that some of -- some of the British press does especially the tabloid press. What it may do and what we DC happens sometimes this is to win that. When a scandal. Comes to public knowledge and and it it in involving a journalist or journalistic organization. On its name in in the end helped crack down on that kind of behavior. We know we have only had -- certain US based. Camp in the past Laura which tended to be focused on one individual that was doing campaign fault or fabricated material of some sort or another. Oh -- and strong response to that until negate that practice and and and you know raid the bar in terms of is it kind of practices that people would do here in the US -- it it could end at its. You know having a positive influence the First Act Canada. He I don't know -- directors whose producer Leo torture movies and television business channel next and one of the endless poor -- we were analysts at that dump. Murdoch's holdings will roll of his media outlets in England or a very small fraction. Of his portfolio. And therefore there luckily people don't abandon the stock -- And one of the things it was pointed out today and londoners from publications. Where that -- They surmised that the shutting down of news of the world very quickly. -- is an indication that this part of his portfolio. Was to influence politicians politics. Believes itself over. -- Wall Street Journal. Fox News. A New York approached I'm not sure about New York Post with your of the two. Certainly have a lot of political power is there any concern. That everybody from the law enforcement to politicians. Will play 82 with the media. For whatever benefits that brings. Well you know clearly the degree of power that the Murdoch. Empire if you wanna contact. And it had established. Cooperating in York. We are very very strong in his apart. But what's occurred here and this is that this campaign that's been you know happening over the course of several years that involves not only. On the journalistic entity by. The leaders of countries have. Well you know the police officials. So -- -- rubric very very powerful people. That are involved in -- and and one at that kind of culminating factors. When you about it pieces of what's been happening means she's eighty influence. This kind of power. That. That Murdoch corporation. Established in that country and it's a potential risk that that kind of power can close when it comes to the relationship to quit. Political leaders and and law officials. So clearly that's something that's that's been recognized in this case. -- can you would actually would -- few moments. Are all right when we come back but. More to talk to about -- the tabloid approach that you mentioned and and really what is that today an -- -- put -- -- a week apart now we find that. We're coming right back where you weren't thinking about the press. Do you believe looks. New. Do you doubtless. If you do. What do you do him where do you go for your information. Ribbing me -- where this deputy director pew researchers Project for Excellence in Journalism and we'll return. In the think tank with Garland Robinette on WWL AM FM and dot com. News talk in sports liter 504260187. The or 866889. Always seventy. Oh we're thinking about the news we here. This is all brought on by the scandal in England with the Rupert Murdoch newspaper group collapsed. Under allegations of everything from interfering. With the investigation of the murder trial old. Two bribing police to bribing. Members. Connected to the royal family. To having. And over abundant shall I -- a political -- influence on parliament. And we think -- about the media here and redundancies through because Rupert Murdoch's. Empire owns Wall Street Journal New York Post and of course Fox News we have home alone -- this Amy mutual deputy director pew research project for excellence. And journalism. Amy this is just one of my main questions. Laugh all the time. In this little radio talk true we call it the think tank because I constantly. Challenged my own beliefs. And I think that's the -- the process should work -- scientific process everything's in theory nothing is. The cast in -- But now every time I do my homework. I have to tell people. Now -- conservative organization. -- -- liberal organization or people themselves. I've got one of vertex here ask your guests. Which side they links and so I must ask you. Which side of the political spectrum. Is -- search. We are we not on any we call ourselves. Not a think tank but a fact tank. Our mission is to put out research. Information and trend for about things there. Happening in in the US in the world and so we are very very much based on its. Research and accumulating hard data and facts. To help inform. Situation. Now now let brings up something that every journalism professor. I've I don't hear I'm I'm in the old range of aid ship. It's been twenty years deserved to be news anchor and reporter in the turn right and way back there in prehistoric ages. We we definitely had a system. That fought. To keep bias out of probably had assignment editors -- news director with general managers. And run scripts pass them that might beat. Involved in some sort of biased. Every journalism professor I have -- almost laughs and says well. You know reps that really impossible. -- nobody is totally not unbiased. What do you think about that new concept of the media really has to be biased because that's the human condition. You know there a couple of things and it it it they're actually two different. Things that. That you're talking about here and one is any individual perspective on life. We all had our own perspective some like our own beliefs and our own. The values of our own biases. In terms of what we believe where we -- our nation. That is different. Than. Public information that is produced -- -- that's being done and the whole concept. And objectivity. And it was created you know an account that are being going in this country maternal attempts. Where was actually more -- -- that -- this scientific process. Bet that journalist I would hate to remove. Any potential. Trying to be used their own perspective. To their stories. Their steps you can take like asking how many different viewpoint. Our presence in this story that I'm gonna report out about them Murdoch's scandal or about this school policy steps. The interpreter is can -- can change is brought to it either are there to be appoint senators three here how many and I am offering my readers. How many different voices are in this story. All of these kind of things are very. Solid -- that journalists can take. To be sure that they are doing the best -- -- torrential offer a full complete. Picture of her particular story or a particular. News event. Is that is that still in existence. And that is certainly and it and it doesn't mean that aren't. Well certainly many journalists -- a lot of you know traditional preference as well as. Knew that in fact we just put out a a report and look at this new factor as. Journalism that kind of -- -- news sites that are emerging which are these are nonprofit. You know funded by nonprofit entities they're focused largely. On state government to a certain extent national. The national. And the twelfth. But are in many in many cases Danish stepping in to fill the void that a lot -- thank. Told action in the -- paper for local newspapers that are no longer covering state government no way they used to. -- asked a series of questions about the content they're producing. Is there evident. The -- election ideological tendencies of the nonprofit -- in the content that they're producing. And there are ways to measure that and there you know back in about half the decides that we looked at there was semi ideological evident in about half that there weren't. There are steps you can take. To offer objective reporting and there are many many news organizations out -- today. That are trying to do that in many cases there are doing that successfully. There also is the place or. Are outlets that that -- wants to wave a flag that want to carry. -- view week you know we've we live in a free country hear Republicans say different what I believe and I'm gonna read a blog about that. I'm the net I'm -- you know and people lake Cannes reporters too. You know choose to report and the news with a certain. Split you know with a certain viewpoint about. The -- country should be covered but what needs to come whip act is transparency and openness about. Who you are and that you think you're bringing to what you can -- -- if you're gonna choose to put out information. It has this certain viewpoints. They responsibility there is to offer transparency to be opened. We if your potential audiences have taken inside presence found is that if this is the information that states. -- just to is to consumer not. No dude you give an example of what I think December as Susan news. Problem and here in America concerning the news. Two separate text messages -- as you get its funding. I'm very -- -- -- -- Well we we have multiple hundred but the majority of our funding for the cure freakish and her comments on a Philanthropic group. -- or Philadelphia that is the Pew Charitable Trusts. No we have a very. That's eventually determined to be conservative or liberal. Well we have. Very solid blinded independent. And they find out if they also find. They do have some of their advocacy work that they do that we are kept. Completely separate from all of that and that's -- very very. Critical. Elements. For the work that we -- And I've got about a minute no no you could limited time I wanna get into a tabloid. Press and how we know what that is if I talk to the conservatives in my audience they'll tell me Drudge Report boy they are so good. They are the best of the best I'm looking -- of and Drudge Report right now will all be right in the middle of all the serious news. Nipple found on -- put. Tiger Woods' -- stoned to learn -- slept with Tiger Woods mistress. Pregnant woman function mugger breaks a -- in two places on the left side of the web site. Miami swim Fashion Week if I go to Huffington Post. Which everybody will tell me that so liberal. Absolutely true pros they -- the right thing. You'll see the exact same thing on the right side of the website. All the media is beginning to look like a tabloid press Susan not that. Well you know we clearly back -- that any and the number of very late in the late ninety's and early 2000 there was. A real shift in commitment towards a lot of entertainment kind of celebrity guest. Reporting into the news and and and a shrinking and the amount of -- that was in time that was given to national event and government didn't and other Kennedy issue oriented. Coverage. Doesn't actually pull backs them. At least ended in in much of the press it doesn't mean that they're less of it out they're necessarily I think. What we've often seen our is that lip and a huge proliferation. In an -- analogy can turn Q okay and say you have some very specialized outlets that are gonna cover. These celebrities David -- says the entertainment at Anthony's 20% of I'm that you're gonna go to for that and so. In each it organization. To. A good extent. Has sort of you know become a more more oriented around -- one particular kind of content. Or another. So you know -- there's so much information available. I asked people looked -- -- through their land and and the heat -- the ease at which we can count on publishers. And day you know people can -- Can digest whatever whatever is say they want really. News ritual enjoy the competition quota bill -- love to have -- -- that later date -- through more Vuitton to learn more. If about it. Thanks and thanks for calling an -- Mitchell director deputy director of the pew research Project for Excellence in Journalism. When we come back to using 0187. Toll free anywhere in the country viewed six fixated 90 and seven you -- and the media's fear. The media is unbiased the media's professional. Committee -- like to know which could. We go first to note stay connected to the news talk in sports leader. 887 -- WG. These huge scandal. And thinking about what's the currents are torture in the medium here in the United States. Totally beyond deputy director of Portugal via. Pure research center for excellence in journalism. And -- Pretty much mirrored what I'm hearing from journalism professors. And promo. People in the journalism field and so it's -- through radio talk shows in there as part of what. I see is a problem. I just don't see. The last -- bias. Not too much locally locally the problem you get into locally and probably good problem when it comes to bypass. Is that. They don't have the people around the time. They don't have the profit inclination. To be liberal or conservative. I think that's what drives the media today. On and truly worldwide basis profit. You gotta do what it takes to make a profit. When you look at the crazy things that Murdoch's. Organization did in New England. Interfere with the investigation. And the parental involvement but the child's murder. Bribing police. Bribing members close to the royal family. To get him permission. Having tremendous influence. On politicians. In the please. We've had in your own. Resignation. Of -- commissioner of the metropolitan police. In London. Camera in the -- prime minister. Is under fire. And always a possibility. He could go around in this. You know former editor of the usually the world. In the paper the murder of paper that failed. He's been -- that he would lose the right hint of David Cameron the prime minister. Revoked go brooks who won the bread and I ran the whole thing and is considered to be. Virtually daughter. -- -- -- Rupert Murdoch arrests that she's testifying before parliament today loosen the executive chairman. Of the news organization. Has resigned. Uses also -- Joseph -- Wall Street Journal. James -- Justifiably as farmers today. Maybe expose. To prosecution both here in I mean Britain and here in the United States. But I look at the Euro and the media and I pulled up. Organization called daily sorts inaugural current problems in the media. A poll by USA today CNN Gallup. Found only 36%. Of Americans who believe the news organizations get the facts straight. Compared to 54%. In 1989. 73%. Of adults in America. Have become more skeptical. About the accuracy. Of their news. And the things -- pointed out to. The directors the pew center for excellence in journalism and I don't think. She agreed. Is that I can't read anything. And deliberate over the air about trying to find out if who was a liberal or conservative. And that to me as kind of mindful. It is unknown but I was in the the media back during the civil war. But. It was pretty easy to quote being non bias. You're just gathered the information. And you put her -- And give somebody. Disagree he felt like. You reported something about the -- accurate. We had an editorial replies. And they've got air time to come on until millions of people grade daughter wasn't true. Today the newspapers. Magazines. I guess radio talk original on the back burner and they're far enough to do something. Even so lightly. Not blown but incorrectly to. When reporters and editors were interviewed in the studies. The rest of water and they thought mistakes -- being married. 34%. Said we're rushing to mature overworked. Understaffed. I think that's a big part of the Columbia Journalism Review. And the nonprofit nonpartisan research. Republican agenda. Pulled a 120 plus senior journalist. Nationwide. On various questions. One of them when asked have you ever seriously suspected a colleague. Of manufacturing the quote or an incident. 48%. Answered yes. Here's the other thing that the other touch on sensationalism. And again you can go to. Daily source dot org can verify what I'm reading. There's a tendency for the principally written glowing stories. Better sensational. Murders corporations. Kidnapping and sex scandals in the life. And wild. There's director of excellence in journalism was only here. Appointed to -- Major. Holy blood that will respected. By their respective clubs. Drudge Report is the Bible. For conservatives. Huffington Post Bible pro liberals. Could check out their sites. As you say Drudge. And -- political Huffington Post during the break. Has headlined right in the middle of Rupert Murdoch. Debating in parliament. Right in the middle of the debt ceiling. Debate. Right in the middle of very important. National and international news stories. Sore about it nipple found on a foot. Tiger Woods ex wife. Finds out her current boyfriend and allegedly slept. On one of tiger's mistresses. And on the left hand side it's swimwear. Photos. Send him with -- Huffington Post. You reject him out on the right side. Every kind of sexual titillation but god so. Energy menus right next to the hard news. And what do you think Dennis. Today. Being an unbiased. Means nobody listens -- you. Or region. Coming right back. It's Garland Robinette a think tank on WWL AM at -- dot com. -- news talking sports leader 5042601874866889. OH seventy. Outta my own thoughts concern you lose power. Com on the -- news of course for you grew up. And England and about the scandal of the room. Entered Murdoch. Print media. Empire and almost television employers thirty you don't present holder. And I think satellite television company and he wanted to run the whole thing but because of the scandal looks like yours like and have a chance. -- with the -- thought in my own I brought in. Deputy director of pew sooner Bruce church for excellence in journalism. Just to find out about the status. A journalism here in America and she didn't like so many journalism professors. I've been out on basically said you know. There's still a few -- doom. Non biased reporting but you know it's very difficult to -- and can you really be bios because everybody's got an opinion. Around the non bias yeah yeah I did twenty years. And -- -- -- wasn't. Producer caught it. Energy producer didn't catch it the assignment editor caught in the -- in touch with the news director of content. They're giving credit to the general manager -- Are removing the CBS news. President Obama I think came out made his statement on the other the ceiling debate. We're gonna find out details from CBS news. CBS news Special Report I'm Dan relieved in the debate over federal deficit cutting President Obama a few minutes ago the good news is that today. A group of senators the gang of six. Democrats and Republicans I guess now -- seven because. One additional problems that are -- on put forward a proposal. Bad is broadly consistent -- is the approach that I ever -- As something that won't solve the problem Republicans are calling for spending cuts and a balanced budget amendment to the constitution we don't have anymore time. True engage in symbolic gestures we don't have anymore time. That's -- posture is speaking in a low key way not blasting Republicans not today mr. Obama seemed hopeful hopeful of a deal sometime soon. We're in the same playing field and my hope is that we can start gathering everybody. Over the next couple of days to choose a clear direction. And get this issue resolved no new negotiations scheduled yet the president still wants spending cuts coupled. With some additional revenue he says these seven senators support that's. While house Republicans reject any tax hike CBS news Special Report I'm Dan ready right now your in the think -- Garland Robinette are. Well AM FM and dot com V news talk and sports leader. Thoughts on journalism and again I'm pulling this information daily source cyber war. Here's one worthy. Organization and -- it's the American Society of Newspaper Editors say. American public say they believe journalists choose sensational. Stories. Because I think it was so papers television time reviewed dog -- Not because they think it's important news and uses the American Society of Newspaper Editors another 85% of the public believes. That newspapers frequently. Over dramatize some news -- just to sell more papers TV and radio over 80%. Believe this sensational story and received lots of news coverage simply because they're exciting. Not because they're important. 70% of the public things journalists enjoy our reporting on the personal feelings. A private citizens. 40% of public -- news misleading headlines in the paper TB and what they listened to on radio. And here's. Interview -- Reporter for the New York Times have been wear them for more than 25 years. Recipient of many awards including Pulitzer Prize -- -- -- -- in the name is Sydney sham -- What he says in his quote. It's no secret that journalism in America has become more slipshod. And reckless. And at times promiscuous. Every journalist's surely also knows that too old -- own standards. Have been weakened if not discard. If this were happening in any other profession. Or power center in American life the media would be all of this story. And a throwing radio talk shows on that too. Truck. Especially in the thing -- To not -- income liberal conservative mind under the Democrats are there Republicans. But I don't think -- -- torture does that very well very often. Television certainly doesn't newspapers certainly don't but if you look at the pope's. Journalism more grief and where and when you look at trends report today in itself. Right in the middle of bowl but the important years in the world nipple on foot. Tiger Woods' wife. Finds out her boat slept with Tiger Woods mistress. Mineral we have the side of it. Swimsuit slide same thing helping him post. It's all about -- blood coming into. Yeah outlook continue from there and go where you get your new sources from what are you trust the most print TV radio. Internet. And how much of that gets in the way and who's that tabloid blank sound like you -- drew show a Biamila.