Do You For The Most Part Trust The News Media?

by minimus 32 Replies latest jw friends

  • Doctor Who
  • minimus

    Today we see what was typically known as yellow journalism.

  • LoveUniHateExams

    What we see today is flecks of truth in all types of media - right-wing, left-wing, social, etc.

    Then it's up to us to compare different media outlets' take on stuff and work out what happened.

    Media do not usually make claims they know are false.

    Instead, they often lie through omission - i.e. they leave out certain news stories that don't fit their narrative. The Guardian is notorious for this.

  • Doubting Bro
    Doubting Bro

    I tend to read a variety of news sources from various angles figuring the actual truth lies somewhere in between. I quit taking anything at face value after my JW experience.

  • punkofnice
    MIN Do You For The Most Part Trust The News Media?

    Not on your nelly, mate.

    They lie and exaggerate for personal gain. Goodness knows how they get away with it.

    It seems the gormless sheeple lap it up though. I hear the brainless masses dragging their knuckles and slurring, 'If it's written it must be true because they wouldn't be allowed to lie.'


  • road to nowhere
    road to nowhere

    Often the news turns into an editorial. And not a good one; where you have to think and confirm your own ideas or come up with realistic rebuttals. And there is the omission of all the story. On any subject I have personal knowledge of the newscasters are just plain wrong so I assume the things I know less about is the same

  • Humphry

    I think this whole episode with our President Trump has got us to suspect the news media from both side and I think that is good. Every news source has its bias and it is good to remember that as things continue to unfold in the drama in US politics. Trump ought to teach us a thing or to for better or for worst. Why pick a side just have a leaning and see what develops.

  • Black Sheep
    Black Sheep

    I got a wake up call that not everything is all as kosher as it seems when I called out the NZ Prime Minister for making a clearly false statement on an emotional public issue where he would have looked like a right plonker if the truth was known. The media managed to erase my link to the site with the relevant facts so quickly that by my next refresh of the screen my comment had disappeared.

  • Jazzbo

    I do not trust them. I've had some dealings with the media and they tend to be ignorant, dishonest and agenda driven. You have to watch them like a hawk when you talk to them and listen very, very carefully when they say, "so what you meant was" because invariably it wasn't what you meant at all and you have to very blunt in saying so. I can also say that whenever the media has spoken about something where I have more than general knowledge they've been wrong about 80% of the time.

  • Nathan Natas
    Nathan Natas


    I trust them to print lies and fake news along with photos of "talented" women.

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