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question about the press's obligations

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posted on May, 1 2006 @ 02:06 AM
if a particular press feels that an event goes against their party's attempt to persuade their point of view, are they allowed to only tell half the truth if they decide to report the story?

posted on May, 1 2006 @ 12:25 PM
No, they not 'allowed" to only tell half the truth. But it happens everyday.

If a press/news outlet deems that an article is not in the best interests of their business dealings, whether it be political or otherwise they will bring in the spin doctors.


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posted on May, 1 2006 @ 01:59 PM
The news is under no obligation to tell the truth. They're not a public service outfit, they're a private, money making sector beholden to their beneficiaries.

Ideally, journalism trumps politics and business and greed, and gets to the truth. It surely doesn't happen enough though.

posted on May, 4 2006 @ 06:38 PM
Well said ..Well said..

About time it was said in such a manner. I have been losing faith in the news media for a long time now. All of them.
I have been getting my news and info from the web but one must be careful here too..alot of garbage on here too for the undiscerning. AT least here there is often a better and different selection.

THanks for a great post,

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