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Not real news.

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Daemon Sophic, May 16, 2020.

  1. Daemon Sophic

    Daemon Sophic Avatar in flux

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  2. truthseeker7

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    so every news story nowadays?
     
  3. shunyadragon

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    No, but your statement needs more clarification.
     
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    the news media is not trustworthy
     
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    Nowhere Man Bompu Zen Man with a little bit of Bushido.

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    It's not surprising news and journalism has takin up with the sensational art of embellishing and fabrication.

    I would say largely, journalistic integrity is dead.
     
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  6. shunyadragon

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    Apparently no explanation forth coming. A vague cynical generalization that is unsubstantiated ignores far too much history that is recorded in the news. It also negates the ability of humans to objectively judge and evaluate news from different sources.
     
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    Delusions of a past idealism. Humanity has alway been human.
     
  8. truthseeker7

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    news is wrong
     
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    Not a coherent response. o_O:rolleyes:
     
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  10. Daemon Sophic

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    No. This is an incorrect and harmful outlook on the situtation.
    However, there are certainly articles in the news (often coming from specific sources who call themselves “news stations”, but also from (as is clear by reviewing these non-factual “news” accounts) various social media wherein there is no cross-checking or confirmation of what is really happening, or determination of outright fraudulent claims by an individual or group, who are purposely misleading their followers for fun and/or profit. :(

    Truly, the vast majority of news articles are honestly presenting the facts as they occur. A small minority show some facts, and then twist a misleading narrative around those cherry-picked few items while avoiding in depth analysis (as is the case for most biased “news” (propoganda) agencies). But social media, along with a handful of propaganda agencies, will make up stories out of whole cloth. :confused::rolleyes:
    The problem is that while the propaganda agencies are not redeemable, the social media is a god-send for real news gathering. But good agencies have to put together all of the pieces and, dare I say it; do a little investigative journalism :eek: to make sure of all the facts BEFORE releasing the live-caught coverage. This is something that most of the more established news agencies do in fact carry out (i.e. - CBS, AP, NYT, Reuters, Guardian, BBC, CNN,....). Although, even these sites can make an error on occasion, but then they will correct themselves in a later issue. That itself is a good indicator or a site’s quality; do they admit errors and correct misleading articles?

    The trap is that most of us spend so little time (have so little time to spend) on reading deeply into articles, and/or checking alternate sources for confirmation.
    Just like most people won’t read to the end of this post and get the next update from the AP.

    ;) Thanks for your efforts....
    NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week
     
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  11. Revoltingest

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    One cannot presume that about all people & sources in the industry.
    But one should verify any story of significance to one.

    A friend listens to a lot of talk radio, & to ex-military friends
    (whom he considers founts of deep insight into government).
    He recently told me how Virginia plans to confiscate all guns
    in private hands, & that a million armed militia members stand
    ready for violent resistance. It's true cuz his informant was in
    special forces in Vietnam in the 70s.

    My friend's life is stressful because he sees so very many
    threats like the one mentioned above.

    Oh, he & his military friend once had plans to do research
    in to mercury vortex anti-gravity field generators. I questioned
    the likelihood of success, but there's nothing in the Bible to
    prevent it.
     
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    How do you determine what is right?
     
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    statistics
     
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  14. Kangaroo Feathers

    Kangaroo Feathers Yea, it is written in the Book of Cyril...

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    Statistics you find where?
     
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    Statistics? This has nothing to do with the news. In fact statistics is the most misused discipline in math.
     
  16. shunyadragon

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    Very deep in his back pocket.
     
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  17. truthseeker7

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    stats>news
     
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    databases
     
  19. Kangaroo Feathers

    Kangaroo Feathers Yea, it is written in the Book of Cyril...

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    Sure you do.
     
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    stats is math, news is current events. It is like breeding sheep and goats.
     
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