[LMB] Objectivity

Eric Oppen ravenclaweric at gmail.com
Tue Dec 10 23:48:28 GMT 2019


THIS is why it's a good idea to stir around and see what's happening
outside of your usual echo chamber.  Reading "opposition" writings and
websites can often be eye-opening.

On Tue, Dec 10, 2019 at 4:52 PM Doug Weinfield <douglasw at his.com> wrote:

> Ah, but this is true of almost everyone, left or right, media or not!
>
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> > On Dec 10, 2019, at 5:39 PM, lois-bujold-request at lists.herald.co.uk
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> > Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2019 12:16:23 -0600
> > From: Eric Oppen <ravenclaweric at gmail.com>
> > Subject: Re: [LMB] OT: Racial disparities in policing
> > To: "Discussion of the works of Lois McMaster Bujold."
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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.
> >
> > 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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