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...politics taints everything in the media and its all fake politics.
originally posted by: IgnoranceIsntBlisss
Depends on the "factcheckers".
The wikpedia crowd aren't exactly open to anything the MSM deems "CONSPIRACY THEORY". And they seem to fall in line with the PC sort of slant there days has been the impression I've been getting the last year...
originally posted by: TonyS
a reply to: soficrow
Well...........I certainly hope your correct, but I seriously doubt this Wiki guy DOESN'T subscribe to some political ideology he'll want to push in the relentless social engineering campaign and guessing he does, don't you suppose he'll use the platform to push his ideas?
Nationwide internet, so that those deep red areas have access to the information they are missing by not having anything but Limbaugh and Jones on their AM radios. Market reports matter to farmers and ranchers who are stuck where they are. They need news. If the only news they hear is RW hysteria, then that is what will motivate them.
originally posted by: Majic
We Are The World
a reply to: Willtell
...drawing from and comparing broad international sources is so important.
I can attest that once I started doing that myself, I've never looked at any media the same way again. It's a real eye-opener.
Wikipedia tends to be pretty good about leveraging international resources, so hopefully Wikitribune will do likewise. If they don't, their efforts will almost certainly prove pointless, and I think they know that.
Ideally, they will do the right thing and inspire "copycats" to do the same, thus further increasing the diversity and variety of news sources overall. And even if they don't do the right thing, they can still serve as a case study from which others can learn.
Meanwhile, the Internet continues to accelerate the evolution of humankind. There's no shortage of trials and tribulations ahead, but if we don't end up annihilating ourselves in the next few decades, there may well come a time when hiding the truth will not only become virtually impossible, but unnecessary.
Until then (and after, for that matter), I recommend trusting no one and suspecting everyone.