posted on Jan, 11 2008 @ 11:36 PM
This is what I did :
Start a list of news sources, services which you know are slanted. (CNN, Reuters, AP -the big one). Add newspapers, magazines, etc., journalism
serves corporat gov't, not public interest, New York Times, Boston Globe, etc. Lots in this group would considered 'sell-outs'.
Then there are the outright lying propaganda machines, FOX, CNN Headline News.
NBC and CBS are in there somewhere too.
Once you have your list, refuse to watch, read or buy their stuff. Then much of the media control will not affect you. With the added bonus that you
may affect them economically. (remember Dump Fox Stock ?).
In order to evaluate news sources, first, follow a specific topic or story, comb all sources.
Some will have a different view on the same story. Some will not report story at all. Or leave out important causes or facts, or simply change it
Secondly, you have an area of knowledge, something you know a great deal about. Read what the sources have to say about it. Did they get it right? It
is for you to decide.
Is is very important to think critically. Esp. now.