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originally posted by: khnum
a reply to: JinMI
Society is merely conforming to the standards being set, your subconscious says if Anderson Cooper can quote únnamed sources or pull information out of his ass,so can they
About the only caveat would be those whose life would be at risk...not job, but actual breathing safety.
And now that I see other replies, I see you meant ATS sourcing, not the original repoters. Ah well, felt good to vent.
originally posted by: Lab4Us
I am almost to the point of disregarding any sources that don't come with a name, position (so we kniw if they would logically have the information), their political affiliation (to remove partisanship), and if they were ever the source for previous false "breaking news". About the only caveat would be those whose life would be at risk...not job, but actual breathing safety.
The other thing that needs to be discussed is "breaking news." Great line from Greg Gutfield's show this last weekend...the big guy (Titus?) said they should start calling them all "breaking opinions", with 5-10 minutes of actual, factual news at the end of each hour (paraphrased the last part, but the message was the "news" shows are 80-90% opinion anymore and maybe 10% factual, if we're lucky).
originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: SBMcG
It depends on what we're talking about.
With ZeroHedge, they were the only ones who were freely posting the WikiLeaks emails during election season without directly sourcing WikiLeaks, so I would use them to pull from then.
I also might use them if I feel their take on a political topic is a different that sheds some unique insight into the political climate of the day. After all, in my opinion, so much of politics anymore is spin rather than actual fact. The basic facts are out there and all that's left is to find a number of different angles to try to parse out what is or is not the actual truth of how it all fell out.
originally posted by: JinMI
When I see ONLY severely biased media report a story, I'm leery.
When I see the exact same headline spanning the search engine...it's time to put the tin-foil hat on!