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#1 PhotoDude

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Posted July 07 2013 - 11:03 AM

Love to hear your reasons.
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#2 lively_girl

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Posted July 07 2013 - 11:42 AM

I trust some sources.
I'm looking for well reasoned articles, commentaries that include historic/political background, news without populist approach, there are certain journalists and commentators I trust more.

I dislike dumbed down news and unintelligent interviewers, interviews with pre-approved questions, etc.
I also don't like short video clips, because one sentence is too easily taken out of context.
I hate it when journalists write opinions in newspaper articles and avoid such newspapers like the plague. Newspaper articles are for facts. Their interpretation is up to me as the reader. If I'm reading an opinion I want it to be titled commentary or something similar.
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Posted July 07 2013 - 11:43 AM

Of course I don't.

They want to sell a product ... truth ain't got nothing to do with it (think of estate agents, but with a product with an infinitesimally short shelf life rather than a to all intents and purposes unlimited shelf life).
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Posted July 08 2013 - 01:51 AM

depends! Sometimes I can sense a clear agenda or opinion that someone has, when reading a newspaper for example. It can be interesting but i remember that everything that i'm reading is someone's opinion, so if im looking to get the best overall picture of what's going on, i wont rely on just one article. also, a lot of times the media leaves a lot of things out and deceives it's audience

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Posted July 09 2013 - 01:37 PM

media is owned and the owners have their own narrow political ideaology and agenda

there's been a debate in uk politics over the size of the state and the financial deficit. the media have turned it into a "cut spending" or "increase borrowing" dichotomy.

there's ZERO mention of a third option "raise revenue" (ie increase taxes on the richest in society).

the media haven't decided the debate, but they've made sure the debate is only held within boundaries they've defined.

meh. MEH.

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Posted July 09 2013 - 01:41 PM

No.

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Posted July 10 2013 - 02:53 AM

I was a Hell no before I knew I could vote Hell NO!
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Posted July 10 2013 - 05:33 AM

Yes, I trust them to be entertaining and generally not to be entirely objective. Some try to be.
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Posted July 10 2013 - 05:52 AM

I trust some sources more than others but still wouldn't say I trust one source completely. Do I trust the media? It's like asking: Do I trust the human race?
We have a reasonable choice here in the UK.
And there is always the Internet if you really want to be deluged with information.

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Posted July 10 2013 - 06:00 AM

there's been a debate in uk politics over the size of the state and the financial deficit. the media have turned it into a "cut spending" or "increase borrowing" dichotomy.

there's ZERO mention of a third option "raise revenue" (ie increase taxes on the richest in society).


Do you know what the position is of the three main parties, and the three parties below them? Is there a political party that is championing only increasing taxes on the richest in society? I think there has been plenty of mentions regarding not punishing the poor, a 'mansion tax', a 'robin hood tax' etc etc etc. 'increase taxes on the richest in society' isn't a third option, it's potentially part of a solution. An option that is widely debated.

https://www.google.c...w=1920&bih=1017

https://www.google.c...w=1920&bih=1017

etc etc etc




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