[LMB] OT:news reporting
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Wed Dec 11 07:59:30 GMT 2019
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On Tuesday, December 10, 2019 6:16 PM, Eric Oppen <ravenclaweric at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
> I could easily go on, but this isn't really relevant to this group.
I think media are more or less the same anywhere. We choose the ones we trust the most
and take it all with sense, and a grain of salt.
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