[quote user="Arshad M."]
Anyhow, aside from the difference in general programming and the tons of advertising that you have here. The news channels above all else, are drastically different. They each seem to have agendas, biases, present entertainment rather than news, care more about ratings than just covering day-to-day events, use fear/shock factor/etc. to get viewers to watch. Growing up in Germany, I got my fill of most of the news that occurred around the globe every single day. It was provided in a unbiased, informative, non-emotional/non-humorous/non-dramatic/etc. fashion. Just news - nothing more, nothing less. You had to form your own opinions - they were not given to you. Most folks on the streets were very informed about worldly events/geography etc. and it would be discussed among people every day.
P.S. Think what you will, I am going for Obama.
P.S.S. No, I am not a tree-hugging hippie liberal.[/quote]
I'll ditto what Arshad said. "Back home" in the UK *ahem* that's United Kingdom, coverage echos what has been said about Germany. I can't bare to turn on a TV here, and I don't. I can count the number of hours I spent watching broadcast television last year with fingers and thumbs. I bought satelite radio to avoid the advertising, why can't I buy satelite TV to avoid ads also!!??
Make that 2 for Obama, and I just bought a ford excursion, so just how "tree-hugging" can I really be ? ? ? ?