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Originally posted by a simple guy
I agree with you mate. I find the same problem when ever I relay an opinion I read on the internet or offer an alternative conclusion to what is in the MSM.
I think the problem is due to the fact that the internet is basically a new kid on the block in the news stakes. As well as that some of the people commenting on a issue don't have the credentials that would put their reports on the same page as a anything on the front page, no matter how correct or valid their account on the topic is. Internet is also a mere drop in the ocean compared to how many households TVs and print hit.
IMO the internet (as Condi Rice would put it) is going through its birth pangs and it will be a lot longer before it is considered a reliable source for info and only then some websites will be considered reliable.
Think how much news stations spend on marketing to tell you they are the first, best, most trustworthy, etc when it comes to news.
I couldn't disagree more. What you are failing to mention is that the news media on T.V is both controlled and monitored by the FCC. The FCC is a government agency.Therefore, the mainstream news media is not going to report anything that might jeopardize the status quo.The internet has no such obligations. So the internet does not have "the same problem that television has".
Originally posted by orangetom1999
I would not say that the internet is better or more reliable than much of what is on television.
What you get on the internet is a huge library of opinion. The internet has the same problem that the television has..people or networks out here who try to mold your opinion for you according to their system of beliefs. In otherwords the buyer beware.