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originally posted by: PistolPete
a reply to: JinMI
Oh ya, that's annoying. In a society that reads only headlines misleading titles can drive a narrative if even the body of the story doesn't coincide with the headline.
Drudge is guilty of this in how he links some of his stories. The link will say one thing while the story is about something completely different with maybe one innocuous sentence relevant to how it was presented.
The problem is the internet.
originally posted by: JinMI
It has been my perception that sourcing has fallen REALLY lax leading into the last U.S. election for political sourcing. Proper and correct sourcing is the single most important reason I came and still continue to come to ATS, I understand opinions vary. While when discussing conspiracy or other "into the fray" topics, it is fully realized that sources could come from anywhere and have some measure of validity. IMO, that is not the case when discussing something mundanely subjective as politics.
When I see an article that sources another article, that raises a flag.
When I see sources that indicate anonymous officials or unnamed officials, I'm skeptical.
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!
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