I have already stated that I scan a variety of news channels. The current situation in Libya shows how easy it is to color reporting, depending upon ideology, government influence, or commercial interests.
Similar stories sound quite different, depending on which country is behind the channel or in which country that channel is located.
This is the list of channels I scan most days:
Al Jazeera (Qatar)
Fox (US)...(if I want to become angry!)
France24 (France, duh!)
I do not bother with Press TV (Iran): the propaganda is too obvious.
BBC, German stations, and Al Jazeera seem to be the most objective and balanced. The German stations have less coverage, because they broadcast news in the old fashioned manner: 15-30 blocks at certain times of day. Their special reports are excellent; they do not have to fill 24 hours with footage. Al Jazeera has the widest coverage of world events, because they seem to have the widest network of correspondents (something US channels have slashed). Some of the best coverage of the US is done by foreign channels. Foreigners seem to be more interested in that country than its own citizens (or network executives).
Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.