posted on Oct, 5 2008 @ 08:22 PM
Originally posted by lifeform
Originally posted by SuperViking
Originally posted by LowLevelMason
So someone makes 1 prediction - is wrong - and then predicts World War III and you buy it?
Some people will believe anything...
A lot of people here will believe absolutely anything as long as it goes against anything they see on TV or read in a newspaper. I'm sure
there are old threads here about how the Brad Pitt-Angelina Jolie marriage is a government conspiracy, too.
thats what happens when the media does not report the truth on all matters, people lose trust. instead of blaming people for believing the opposite
to the mainstream media, why not question why the media do not report the truth on all events.
any paranoia from the public is simply a side effect from the amount of lies they have been told leading upto the present state of paranoia.
The media's job is not to be some truth-telling machine, it's a business, and the business is out there to make money. Besides that, I haven't
known any major media outlet to engage in outright lies that aren't quickly retracted days (at most) later.
But that's beside the point- a TV station or a newpaper are both businesses. You shouldn't just believe something because they say it, moreover,
you shouldn't just believe something because they don't say it. There's a thing called 'critical thinking' and it's in very, very short supply
I love this board, but only for the humor, and I know I'm not alone. If more people vetted their thoughts with facts, perhaps this board would be