Originally Posted by Still Growing
Slowly, however, I notice that they are also fed misinformation that slants their view to be pro-socialist. Its done in a very honest and open way with less corporate and gov't intervention however it is slanted just enough to form some inaccurate popular opinion....
I wondered if you could provide an example of this phenomenon for me? I lived in Europe for over 10 years and I have no idea what this slant could be. Also, which languages are you fluent in and on which European country's news are you observations based?
After avoiding this thread, I finally watched the video, including one Rick Mercer one (a Canadian comedian). The video by the guy from New Zealand seemed quite even-handed. Of course he didn't give any answers, because most of them are common knowledge to Europeans, and, I suppose, to New Zealanders. I think anyone who has lived in Europe would have known the majority of the answers to those questions, not all of the answers, but the majority.
I, for one, don't really like living in the U.S. I recently arrived here from abroad and I feel totally cut off from the world here. News here is all about America. If there isn't an American connection, it's not in the news. Even real American news isn't reported in this country. This is not where things are happening. Being here is like being in a bubble, far away and cut off from the rest of the world. Canada was less cut off from the rest of the world, because there is such a large population of immigrants from the United Kingdom and they seem to have brought more of Europe to Canada than the U.S. has. Still, though, Canada is too far away from where the world is happening. Europe is close to the news. It is close to the Middle East, it is close to Africa, each European country is close to the other. This is where the world is for me. It's no surprise that Americans (which I am) don't know anything about other places, and they don't need to know or to care; even I don't know what's happening in the world anymore since I've been in the States, due to the "news" here.