If 100 more people tell me that Soros is evil I will never read a word on that evil site again.
Maybe this will help.
I forget sometimes that you all don't know me. My "thing," for want of a better way to put it, is media propaganda and manipulation. And my pet
peeve is irresponsible "journalism." I have a degree in journalism, though I haven't used it for many years. I don't read or watch mainstream
"news" for the typical reasons.
What I do do is get clues from looking at what changes in the way stories are reported. I look at who covers what and how, and at what they cover and
what they don't. I try to trace sources, and watch for subtle indicators to tip me off about things that might deserve a closer look. Look at them
all with the same eye. I watch Fox, CNN, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, BBC, RT, PBS....as much as I can stomach. I try to catch the wires whenever possible and hit
as many online sources as I can. And I try to do it fairly.
My vision and my goal is to stay as objective and detached as I can. It's not all that difficult for me because I'm not any label. I'm middle
brained. My political ideology is all over the map. Sometimes I slip, but that's usually due to too many years in the online trenches where I've
witnessed some bloody battles and have seen the same things one time too often. (I'm pretty active offline too, and in fact, I've been away for a
while, so I'm rusty).
I do have my hot buttons, needless death in needless being one of them. Anyone assuming things about me or attempting to label me or someone else
being another. At times I can be quite obnoxious. And I'm human, so sometimes I slip. But when I do, I have all of you here to help me. I probably
post threads for different reasons than most and read them that way too.
Anyway, as I stated in the OP, I use this site that shall not be named to cross-check
facts. Maybe I should have been clearer about what I
meant by crosscheck and what I meant by facts.
If I could find a few people like me and better (okay they'd have to be lots better), I would love to start a truly objective clearinghouse for news.
Like this site that shall not be named, but truly balanced and ethical (and I'm not saying that this one is not!) One that lives up to old-school
journalistic standards and ethics but the new way. It might be a pipe dream though. The amount of information available to us today is overwhelming.
But I'm going to keep dreaming about it anyway.
Thanks for listening. Oh, and I truly do appreciate your feedback. I halfway expected it. In fact? I would have been disappointed otherwise. We should
ALWAYS question our sources.
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