[LMB] Objectivity

Doug Weinfield douglasw at his.com
Tue Dec 10 22:51:59 GMT 2019


Ah, but this is true of almost everyone, left or right, media or not!

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> One thing that frustrates me and infuriates me is the way that many
> foreigners apparently feel that *anything* the US news media says is gospel
> hot from Sinai.   I have been at many events reported in the news, and the
> news reports often did not resemble what I saw and experienced at all.
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> The US news media *cannot be trusted* on any subject where its personnel
> have a huge personal emotional investment.  They will distort stories,
> suppress relevant facts, downplay or play up stories according to their
> biases, and do their utmost to manipulate their readers into accepting
> their worldview.


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