There's a saying that goes, "don't pick a fight with someone who buys ink by the barrel." Which means to me that publishers and reporters are not immune from the very human tendency toward bias, prejudice, etc. The same goes for broadcast media. Which is a good reason why all our media and news sources should not be concentrated in the hands of a few people or corporations. Or our media conduits, either -- Comedy Central is unavailable though Adelphia Cable (so my son tells me), and the Daily Show on Comedy Central is a major source of satirical political commentary. (For some people, it is their MAIN source of political commentary, according to polls.) Am I too paranoid to think that continual microsoft patches may one day "protect" me from more than just viruses?
When I was younger, I used to listen to shortwave radio for news, and listened regularly to the BBC World Service, Deutche Velle, and Radio Moscow, among others. Now with the internet, there is no reason why anyone can't get at least two different viewpoints on the same story. News.google.com is a good start.
Just my 2 cents.