This is a discussion on Can We Trust The News Media? within the Featured Topics forums, part of the Survivalist, Prepper, Bushcrafter, Forest Rangers category; Originally Posted by Cricket Then maybe they should advertise themselves as satirical news. Onions, Onions everywhere, but not a bit of news....
It’s sad enough that I can’t trust the media it’s worse that nothing is able to be done about it except turn it off.
Short answer... NO
There is no long answer.... see above.
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I quit watching TV four years ago, and it's getting closer to five. If anything, I just listen to the weather, and walk on by.
We get Fox News on our local radio station. Short, sweet, without the brouhaha. Hannity comes on later, and I read a magazine and listen until he repeats himself.
...No matter where you are it's enemy territory...
I trust the news media like I trust the used car salesman when he says "Trust Me". I check my back pocket for my wallet and then reach for my pistol.
I've all but quit watching national news. I do still follow local news, they're better but they still are far from perfect when it comes to jumping on stories.
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2) Sadly I am aware of only 1 network that I've seen "real" news. The worst part? I can't always get reception of this network... so I don't get to watch it often but the news I've seen on PBS seems to be the most unbiased.
3) Yes. A local CBS station.
It's in my opinion that profits drive news. Worst of all, people who call themselves journalists are bought and paid for. Coming from someone who attended journalism school and has been an Associate Editor to 3 national magazines (off-road titles) it's very clear by the language they use in describing certain issues. The viewer is pointed in a particular direction without them even knowing. It's all very sad.
Everybody seems to have a right, but who has any responsibility?
"It's better to keep your mouth closed and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt" - Abe Lincoln