posted on Sep, 28 2009 @ 04:34 PM
I don't know how reliable this source is but......
This is not from the mainstream news but.......
I tried to look for other sources but......
I couldn't find the source on any mainstream news sites but......
I have seen people start their threads with sentences like the ones above.
How do we know which news source is reliable and which is not???
People always cite CNN, FOX, NBC, etc. as reliable news sources. However, if someone uses India Times, Pakistan Daily, Al-Jazeera, etc. as a source,
it is immediately discredited.
How do you know what is reliable and what is not? Do any of you actually do your own research to find out the truth?? Do you see the truth with your
It amazes me that ATS is full of conspiracy theorists and they believe that media in the US is controlled by the elite and that these media outlets
can't be trusted. Yet, it is the very same people who use these outlets as reliable sources when they create a thread here.
If anyone uses Al-Jazeera as a source, then people are quick to ask, what 'other' sources do you have? Did you find the same news on a
'mainstreaqm' news website? Please provide some 'reliable' source.
On the other hand, if CNN is used as a source, I have yet to see anybody questioning it
Is it because we have been brainwashed so much that other country's news sources are automatically discredited? Have we been brainwashed into
thinking that CNN, FOX etc. even though they embellish the truth sometimes, can still be used as reliable sources of world news?
What about war in Iraq, we get lot of conflicting reports sometimes, who do we trust?
If Al-Jazeera reports that US soldiers raped a unarmed civilian girl and murdered her and FOX reports that US soldiers were engaged in combat with
insurgents and one of the female insurgents was killed. It's the same story told from different perspectives. Obviously, one of them is twisting the
truth. How do you decide who is true. I can bet that lot of people here would not even bother reading the Al-Jazeera account or even if they do, they
will discredit it.