posted on Jul, 15 2010 @ 12:37 AM
reply to post by LadySkadi
Exactly, I see a hell of a lot of mainstream media stuff pop up in here, and like it or not, the mainstream news is where nearly everyone relies on
for true breaking events of major proportions.
All media has its flaws, including the mainstream, so-called alternative, and blogs etc. Oh and forums like this.
I find the advent of citizen journalism a blessing and a curse, given there is just as much if not way more incorrect, blatant propaganda spewing from
anyone with a keyboard and internet connection, as there may be from traditional mainstream sources.
It's best to take everything with a grain of salt, do your own research and cross-checking, and formulate your own opinion rather than rely on one
source (MSM) as opposed to another (alternative media). Common sense really, but to take a stand against MSM as 'the enemy' in favour of alternative
sites and forums, you are likely to come across just as much hogwash.