Do You Believe The News Media Is Trustworthy?

by minimus 38 Replies latest jw friends

  • Simon

    Example of how poor the media is.

    Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren, who has never been really held to account for her false claims of Native American ancestry and use of positive discrimination to get ahead as a minority, yesterday claimed that Michael Brown, the violent thug who was lawfully shot by a police office in self defence, was murdered by him.

    Specifically "he was murdered by a white cop" because of racism. This is an outright open and deliberate lie to stir up racial tensions and appeal to black voters. The case was investigated and even the Obama justice department came to the conclusion that the killing was totally justified.

    Will CNN or MSNBC reporters challenge her on this reprehensible claim? Will they even report it?

    The other candidates have also bleated out similar claims which they know to be false but they say them anyway.

    Will they have to explain? Will they be questioned and put on the spot about it and asked why they are lying?

    There's your bias - the media run cover for the democrats all the time and at the same time bombard republicans with unfair questions as though something is already established as a fact when it is not (questions about Trump and the "fine people hoax" that they have pushed is the best example).

  • silentbuddha

    To this day one of the biggest tools used to say that Trump is a racist is when CNN constantly says that Trump said, "Mexicans are rapist...".

    They never play the whole soundbite or atleast finish the friggin sentence so people understand what he said.

    There was a time not so long ago that doing something like this would cost a person their entire career and the station would issue an apology. Now it is as if there are no rules to journalism.

  • Tenacious

    The media has long been infiltrated by the CIA and NSA. Just recently they got caught with their pants down trying to promote specific news stories across many state using the same dialogue. Talk about stupidity!

    YouTube channels like High Impact Flix, Stranger Than Fiction, and Richie from Boston (just to name a few) are all channels that have been deeply impacted by the YT censors for speaking truth.

    Nowadays in order to get the truth from the news you have to literally watch different channels and then put together the story that has verifiable facts. It's a sad day in America when the news have to be vetted to ensure truthfulness. But The Great Culling (go watch this documentary) continues. . . . . .

  • MeanMrMustard

    Another example. According to Tim Pool, #ClintonBodyCount was trending yesterday. Then #TrumpBodyCount started trending, clearly as more of a response to the Clinton body count hashtag. Then, the entire #ClintonBodyCount was removed as a conspiracy theory. #TrumpBodyCount was not removed.

  • minimus

    The media is clearly biased!!!!

  • resolute Bandicoot
    resolute Bandicoot

    Slightly off topic but you will see the connection.


  • peacefulpete

    The question is, IS IT NEW that news outlets run with stories prematurely at times or have biases?

    Nope. Going back to the days of the Founding Fathers there was 'yellow' press and biased press outlets. It's as old as the printed page and even before. It is a consequence of free speech and human nature. Is the press the enemy of the people as a result, nope. Its the best we have. Be skeptical of outrageous claims and research issues important to you. Expose yourself to various opinions but weigh them carefully.

  • LoveUniHateExams

    @PeacefulPete - 'media have never been trustworthy so let's just carry on with untrustworthy media.'

    Accept it, people!


  • peacefulpete

    A free press is the lifeblood of democracy. Blanket generalities about untrustworhiness of mainstream media are simply incorrect and those who expound this idea usually have ulterior motives as history has shown. Dismiss the voice of the free press and you create a void of information that allows for extremist views (left or right) to proliferate. It justifies knee-jerk rejection of information that is challenging our opinion.

    Notice who the speaker attacks in this 1939 video.:

  • jp1692
    1. Learn critical thinking skills
    2. Actively seek out and compare differing points of view

    I recommend a news service such as The Flip Side which every day “scours 30+ publications to find the most thoughtful and informed perspectives on major issues” from across the political spectrum.

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