U.S. citizens seek news from foreign websites

According to Wired, foreign news websites are seeing large volumes of traffic from America. Critics point to the lack of objectivity, esprit critique, debate and depth of view regarding the Bush administration. Jon Dennis, a journalist from The Guardian sees a shift to weblogs:

The only debate in the U.S. media is on the Web, Dennis said. "Weblogs are doing all the work that the U.S. media did in the past," he said. "That's an interesting development."

Even prominent members of the U.S. media are quite critic:

[CBS's Dan] Rather recently complained to the BBC about the media's lack of access to government officials, and the growth of "Milatainment" reality shows on U.S. TV, including ABC's Profiles from the Front Line and VH1's Military Diaries.

New York Times columnist Paul Krugman wrote, "(U.S. TV news) seems to be reporting about a different planet than the one covered by foreign media."

Due to the language barrier, U.S. readers turn mainly to U.K. and Australian sites.

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