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Is there a such thing as a Reputable Source?

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posted on Mar, 22 2009 @ 08:28 PM
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I just wanted to start this thread to ask if in this day and age if there is such a thing as a reputable news source. And if you think there is one, I would like to hear what you think it is.

Lately I have seen threads that have articles linked to many different sources, and many members reply to these threads saying that the source in their opinion is not reputable. Many articles are linked to Infowars, and they seem to have their own following of members. I myself like many others here don't trust anything that Fox News has to say, and I wonder about CNN as well most of the time also. So this is why I am curious to hear your opinions on whether or not there is such a thing as a reputable source anymore that we can trust for getting worthy news. And if we can't come to an agreement on a trust worthy source, then either there is no such source "or" we would just have to trust "any" source?
Any opinions would be helpful, and thanks in advance!

Stealth




posted on Mar, 22 2009 @ 09:51 PM
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A reputable source is backed by a number of reputable experts.

If a source reports false information, then it's not reputable.

If a source is supported only by unscrupulous experts, then it's not reputable. Such a source, when researched further, is likely to be rejected by scrupulous experts. Determining whether an expert is scrupulous or not depends on his motive for reporting the information. Experts with a possible conflict of interest have less weight on a matter than those who do.



posted on Mar, 23 2009 @ 09:30 AM
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If a source reports false information, then it's not reputable.


I guess that is exactly what I am getting at. It seems like depending on who you talk to, many sources seem to report false information, or at least start off with real info, and add their own twists to it to make it newsworthy, or more exciting "depressing" to catch the readers or listeners attention. "FOX" is a perfect example of that.
OR they don't give the whole story, only reporting about what they think we should know and not the whole "true" story. Is there such a thing as a fully reputable, trustworthy source for news?
One source that I use to trust was BBC, but they even have suspicion lately about some of their articles.
Oh well, guess it's just a personal question I have to decide on my own who to trust. Or as Fox Mulder always said...Trust No One


Stealth



posted on Mar, 23 2009 @ 10:00 AM
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I think that the best way to get good news is to avoid getting it from only one source. I usually find that european news source like the bbc seems more trustworthy. I like to check cnn for US news but I also check the same story on al-jazeera also. Sometime, there is propaganda from both sides and truth is somewhere in the middle. You probably can't trust any mainstream media or public news source. But if the same news is everywhere, there's probably some truth in it.



posted on Mar, 23 2009 @ 10:14 AM
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Multiple news sources from all over the spectrum that say the same thing generally works.

Scientific reports and studies, studies from organizations and institutions that receive federal funding... many wouldn't agree with me but when I write my research papers that's how I do it.



posted on Mar, 23 2009 @ 01:09 PM
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Thanks, your answer seems to be the best. Multiple news sources seems to be the way to go.
I also trust British sources more than I do any other, and that is a shame since I am an American living in America. My favorite Tech news comes from a British source as well...

www.theregister.co.uk...

Thanks again!

Stealth



posted on Mar, 23 2009 @ 08:52 PM
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A reputable source of information huh?
Well I am rather skeptical about all news sources. As stated above the best way possible to obtain reliable information is probably to get multiple sides from multiple sources. This is assuming that they are not manipulated and tweaked by TPTB in any way. Either way everyone has a opinion and likes to share it. I find it hard to believe many sources others call reliable and try to lean on personal experience as much as possible but even I am apt to state my opinion as I just did.


Ultimately every source seems to be tweaked in some way. Just gotta do your best to read through the lines.



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