Many of us have been raised to blindly accept anything that's reported on the news as truthful, honest, and transparent. But when you actually start learning more about the mechanisms of media and the driving force behind most media outlets (namely, sales), you quickly start to lose that feeling of transparency and objectivity when watching / reading news stories. This is particularly evident when you yourself have experienced a situation that's being reported on, such as what's going on in Egypt these days (or indeed back in the days of the 2011 revolution).
One of the media outlets that continues to get flack for their biased reporting is Al-Jazeera channel. In July, an estimated 22 reporters working for the network left their posts objecting to what they described a blatant bias in favour of the Muslim Brotherhood. One reporter who walked out was former Al Jazeera Arabic anchor Karem Mahmoud, who in an interview with Cairo Scene said: "The coverage over the last few weeks was the tipping point – especially the airing of extreme speeches over the last few days, which have added to the crisis Egypt is seeing right now. There has been a strong insistence of airing unacceptable statements by some parties, as well giving much more space and air time to one group over another.