posted on Sep, 29 2008 @ 01:32 PM
If only factual and verified programming could be broadcast, I think it'd probably be relegated to party speechs from whomever the new resident
dictator had become.
"Facts" are a very elusive thing. It's fairly difficult to establish a fact that is not at least influenced by our own subjectivity. "Truth"
-- far, far worse. Don't even get me started on my "proof" rant.
I recall a time when news was funded by the networks, and was mostly a fairly factual reporting of events. There may have been events that went
unreported, but what WAS reported was pretty much what all observers agreed was apparent. These days, there is (in my opinion) so much hyperbole
and conjecture and slanted reporting, I prefer to get my news from Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert. At least they acknowledge they're lampooning