Cast Your Vote:
- I believe it ALL!! -- Votes: 3
- I believe NOTHING!! -- Votes: 9
- I believe only a PORTION -- Votes: 63
Quoting I'm His Amy He's My Rory:" Eh. I disagree with that. I've been privy to too many stories from the inside then see the news and go 0.o da fuq..."
do you mean they just make stuff up too? I can see that as well if so. I just meant in cases like the bombings or say the west explosion. It's not like those things didn't happen or may have not occurred exactly the way they first report... but they still happened.
I saw something going around FB now too about how the UN has declared the US a warzone. It's actually linked to a CNN blog, people passing it around like mad... but the title is deceiving and all you have to do is click the link and see it was an embellished story about some bill passing back in 2011 that mentions nothing about war at all.
Quoting ~Julie Blue Eyes~:" <blockquote><b>Quoting The Doctor:</b>" Hmm. See, I guess since politics is inherently ... [snip!] ... Things are subjective because people make them subjective. Subjective thinking is a comfy place to be, so I understand it."
I absolutely agree with you on the draw my own conclusions, thing, aside from any "party" nonsense.
And I don't really understand your argument about subjective, but that's just a difference of our world view. Subjectivism. But, inherent in that... I don't believe that we CAN separate ourselves from our own subjectivity. See, I think black and white, right and wrong is a comfy place to be, we don't have to find it, it's built in right there, no middle ground. But that's just not the way I see things, it's all grey area. haha
<blockquote><b>Quoting Mama❍:</b>" do you mean they just make stuff up too? I can see that as well if so. I just meant in cases like the ... [snip!] ... the link and see it was an embellished story about some bill passing back in 2011 that mentions nothing about war at all. "</blockquote>
Yeah. Like someone disappeared, and the news claimed there were all sorts of searches going on. Nope. There was an 8 hour search then the family was told they would have to organize and pay for their own search party and equipment.
Quoting Madi's*Mama:" I don't really watch the news so I actually use BG as my news source because there are some moms that ... [snip!] ... finding good links lol If I do watch the news, I really only believe it if they are all generally reporting the same thing. "
Hahaha this... I really only believe it if it's from a credible source.
Not really. It's very agenda driven I find. I used to have respect for the BBC, particularly BBC world but they have lost a lot of their impartiality.
I tend to watch a variety of news channels from different points of view so like Al Jazeera, press tv, russia today, france 24, BBC, CNN and even Fox but that often drives me mental. Where do they find their guests, every time they speak about britain they wheel out an american radio talk show host who's never been to Britain and understands Britain about as much as I understand quantum physics.
I also like reading investigative journalists like Pilger, Fisk, Malvern etc. They go into lots more detail than they ever could in teh newspapers, tv and radio.
I always try to remeber who is behind the info and what they want people to think. There are always hidden values in news reporting.