posted on Mar, 24 2015 @ 11:37 PM
If you have Yahoo set as your homepage, you will see stories throughout the day that are rated by the traffic and clicks that they generate. Using
Yahoo as an example, news snippets along with paid advertising from a multitude of sources are pooled. Those resources often utilize what are
considered highly credible sources such as the AP, WSJ, Sun Times and Huffington Post.
What I submit to you is that any online source that disables comments or does not allow for a comment forum is not adhering to true information
gathering, reporting and subsequent debate but rather..... Engaging in propaganda spreading. The toxic comments argument notwithstanding, I find news
sources that don't allow for public comment or debate to be wildly inaccurate.
In a country of 300+ million, regardless of how dumbed down the population has become, there are people who will decimate propaganda pieces almost
immediately upon post. The only way to currently combat this and turn out media that has no immediate debunking is either disabling comments or not
offering a forum for comment in the first place.
Be aware of this. If modern media would like to construct hit pieces by free lance journalists without the fear of public recourse through intelligent
debate then how much can you trust the source material? I mention this because it is becoming more prevalent every day. Too many people have a voice
on internet forums without having the pesky responsibility of defending their nonsense publicly because they choose not to in advance.
24-3-2015 by Helious because: (no reason given)