Not wanting to burst the bubble of a good post, but Sky is owned by Fox, which explains the sensationalism...
I realise that (don't get me started on the shite newspapers Murdoch owns - see next para ;)), but Sky News is however still bound to the same code of conduct as the BBC et al (i.e. that of fairness and neutrality). As a foreign station, FOX news is, of course, not (although it can be censured, as it was by the ITC over the Hutton affair).
I think the likes of the Sun (as newspapers aren't regulated in the Uk for fairness) illustrate what Sky News would be like if it wasn't for the ITC.
Well... I think it is probably true that the BBC is, generally speaking, more liberal than the US media. It's not raving commie, of course, and it's not as pro-government as shitrags like the Daily Mail would have you believe, but it is more central than US cable news networks.
Are you saying the Labour government is left wing? I'd kind of like to distinguish between left wing and liberal, I think; I think there's a clear difference in that liberal (in it's true sense, not the bastardized sense used in US politics) is normally a component of left wing rather than the whole... IMO 'liberal' quite possibly wouldn't mean a political bias anyways (in its broadest sense it's simply pro-change/freedom, which isn't inexorably solely linked to left wing ideology as per US or UK). Although I don't think UK media is particularly 'liberal' anyway. At least not from my own perspective...
Oh, and I agree that Channel 4 gives excellent, in depth coverage. It's probably the most detailed news programme I've seen... IMO Channel 4 is best for news, then the BBC, then ITN and finally Sky News/Channel 5 news.
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