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Can We Trust The News Media?

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    Can We Trust The News Media?



    How often do you see a story in the news and immediately jump to conclusions about what you have read without knowing the entire story?


    Do you believe there are any truly unbiased news sources left? Or, is most news written with the purpose of getting attention, good or bad.

    Have you ever called out a new source for not reporting the full story?
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    Most of them no. CNN, MSNBC ect make it up as the go. Yes I have called them out and they just don't care.
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    I'd sooner trust my Kenyan banker. Soon as I send him $5,000, . . . he's going to set up an account for both of us with a little over 5 million in it.

    We can both share the 5 mil.

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    With questions like these …. I think Cricket is just trying to stir the pot and get me all worked up. May God watch over any newbies and those darn stupid comments tonight.
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    Can you trust the news media?

    Does an 80 year old man trust a fart?

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    No, none of them. Not even the few that seem to support some of my own beliefs. (FOX & OAN)
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    Nope, not even Fox News.
    I do not watch TV. I do go to the various websites of national news, and realizing each has its own bias and agenda, try to reach a reasonable conclusion.
    For a speech or news conference, I watch videos on C-Span.org to get the unvarnished words.

    With the new AI being able to twist videos of people we most likely will be lied to very often.
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    Can you trust the FREE PRESS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by A Watchman View Post
    With questions like these …. I think Cricket is just trying to stir the pot and get me all worked up. May God watch over any newbies and those darn stupid comments tonight.
    Actually, I was just kind of frustrated with the news today. I am so weary of misleading images and stories that don't tell the full story.

    Today KSAT News (my local channel) posted the report on Facebook.

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    Now anyone who vapes knows the story doesn't quite make sense, so I went to read the story and knew it made even less sense.
    https://www.ksat.com/health/texas-ma...es-in-his-face

    So I researched around to see what other news reports I could find.
    https://www.usnews.com/news/national...e-pen-explodes

    Now their headline was still "out there" but they at least told more of the story that finally makes sense.
    https://www.usnews.com/news/national...e-pen-explodes

    The guy was using a mechanical mod which definitely has more safety issues if you don't know what you're doing. I have been vaping for 6 years and won't even consider using a mechanical mod. I like that if I space out and put my batteries in backward, my mod won't even turn on. My vape shop (and every shop that I know of) teaches battery safety and makes you sign that you understand. Ya can't force people to listen though...

    I think my point is that very few people actually understand anything about vaping so they automatically believe what they read when clearly the reporter didn't understand the topic they were writing about.

    Yes, I called KSAT out on their misleading image and report.

    I think we can say the same with just about any topic out there. Sensational titles draw people in. They read it on the internet so it must be true, ya know?

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