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#41 LeafyIsHere

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Posted November 12 2013 - 10:38 AM

not really as my dad says "today's newspaper is tomorrows chip paper" And most of the stuff is lies British newspapers for example come up with rubbish headlines about celebrities just to sell papers

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Posted November 12 2013 - 11:09 AM

I only trust unbiased sources like fox news and msnbc

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Posted November 12 2013 - 11:26 AM

Me too!!

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Posted November 12 2013 - 11:27 AM

I only trust unbiased sources like fox news and msnbc


It's not surprising you don't trust the more right wing news sources

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#45 granny_longerhair

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Posted November 12 2013 - 10:06 PM

I'll put it this way ... I trust the news media more than I trust those silly chain emails that so many people believe in, and more than random goofballs on YouTube, and more than the conspiracy freaks on this site.

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Posted November 12 2013 - 11:30 PM

I was joking. Fox news is blatantly conservative and msnbc is blatantly liberal. I don't 100% trust any news source but pbs reuters and bbc seem better than the two I mentioned before

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Posted November 13 2013 - 05:23 AM

I know better than to do that man
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Posted November 17 2013 - 07:53 AM

Anyone that reports the news is going to put their slant on it. Whether they intend to or not. The late Walter Cronkite was a leftie, BUT, he was a professional and did a real good job of not interjecting his own political philosophy into his news reporting. Well, later he slid and it became apparent he had a bias. But for the greatest part of his career he was very professional in his approach.

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Posted November 17 2013 - 08:17 AM

Love to hear your reasons.


Love to say YES,
Many good and Important stories have been brought to the attention of the World - with Good investigatory journalism
History says NO, Many Good relevant stories have been 'dumbed down, many questions left unanswered, and added to
Media Marketing days says HELL NO - when the choice of Headline goes along the lies, sorry lines of Sensationalism in order to ensure a degree of profitability, then it is authenticity which then becomes the story
"Question Everything"? - Now that is something I can agree upon
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Posted November 29 2013 - 08:20 PM

There are some independent media organizations and journalists do an excellent job of examining issues or events of importance to many of us. But there are few as well that might questions their credibility, thus whether we can trust mainstream media overall.

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Posted November 29 2013 - 08:39 PM

There are some independent media organizations and journalists do an excellent job of examining issues or events of importance to many of us.


e.g's?

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Posted November 30 2013 - 03:11 PM

I used to...but now i see old news people getting appointed into cushy senate jobs in my country and it makes me wonder what has gone on in the past...what were they promised..what kind of deals were made

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Posted December 01 2013 - 04:19 PM

Yes, I trust the media . . . unless they lie.

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Posted December 01 2013 - 04:30 PM

OK, I've just considered the ratio of truth to lies when it comes to the media, and I guess I don't trust it.

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Posted December 02 2013 - 10:34 AM

I dont believe anything in the media, it all has an underlying agenda

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Posted December 02 2013 - 02:08 PM

I do not need media to sell me on any politicians.

Its fine for say Rolling Stone Magaizine to do a promo-puff piece on an entertainer.

I would wish for media to ask questions.

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Posted December 02 2013 - 05:05 PM

Corporate owned media has its own agenda, just like government owned media. The best sources are like the ones that are public owned and operate off donations and memberships from the people. In America, corporate news is Infotainment, not journalism.

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Posted December 03 2013 - 10:26 AM

I trust some sources... I definitely think the mainstream ones are more reliable than the 'underground' bullshit like Alex Jones and the people who think vaccines are poison and the US is planning on bombing its own citizens. Still, I'm aware the mainstream sources bring their own slant to things. I trust wikileaks for sure... it's too boring to be fake.

The Canadian news channels are mostly good... I'm aware that the CBC leans left and the private news sources are probably closer to the middle/right, so I think they provide a good contrast. The only one I would never trust is Sun News... and anyone who trusts Fox News in the US is probably an idiot.

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Posted December 03 2013 - 04:42 PM

hell no. question everything. i refuse to own a tv, anything i want to watch i can download or watch on youtube. remember, tv programming is what Big Brother chooses for you to watch.... I prefer Discovery, Animal Planet, History Channel, BBC, PBS, and Al Jazeera

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Posted December 04 2013 - 07:29 AM

So those channels aren't subject to such kind of programming?

Also, tv just works with a program because that's how it used to work. Newer tv's gives you the option to only watch what you want at whatever time. I don't think you're supposed to watch the whole programming :p (but you are free to :D)

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