Originally posted by xuenchen
Originally posted by MrXYZ
reply to post by xuenchen
The people would be soooooo much better off if NEWS outlets were forced to report facts. They'd be better informed instead of falling for opinionated
garbage or flat out lies.
But that might be fascism ?
I think we are "soooooo much better off" with the 1st Amendment.
How is that fascism? In other countries news outlets get called out for lying, like in Canada and Switzerland, both not fascist countries.
Allowing news outlets to lie is abusing the first amendment to dumb down the people
I mean, if you have 70% of a country believing Iraq was responsible for 911 you have to wonder. The media (paid by the very same people who pay the
politicians...defence contractors, etc.) have hyped this lie so much, it cost thousands of innocent lives and cost the US government trillions. They
only got away with it because of public support, FAKE support as those people weren't informed correctly.
Some of the stuff I hear on US "news" is mind blowing. Like, you sit there and go "that's not right...not even close", yet the guy on TV says it with
a straight face and no one corrects him. No one dares to ask tough questions either, which is really sad and prevents an honest debate.
Nobody asks Romney HOW he wants to fix unemployment given that he made his career from FIRING PEOPLE and BREAKING UP COMPANIES. Nobody asks Ron Paul
what herb he was smoking when he said he wants to fix the financial industry by making them sign a "voluntary pledge to not screw us all over". Nobody
asks Newt about integrity even though his history clearly shows he's a paid crook. Nobody asks Obama why we are still paying THOUSANDS of contractors
in Iraq even after pulling out.
The US population is systematically being dumbed down into citizens that only work on the basis of key slogans instead of real information and facts.
It's a FACT that the number of STDs and unwanted pregnancies is the highest in the bible belt (as is the number of people watching online porn). So if
you were honest, you'd admit that being against contraception is kind of stupid if the goal is to prevent STDs and contraception. Yet politicians get
to go on news shows and proclaim "teaching abstinence is the best way to prevent STDs and unwanted pregnancies". They are CLEARLY lying, yet they are
hardly ever being called out on it.
The US media is a DISGRACE!! You only have a few good news outlets, and most of them aren't on cable news but rather online channels like Youtube (TYT
is a good example). And do you know why those are better? Because they allow a better interaction with the viewer. If someone uploads a video on
Youtube, and he lies, he can (and will be) called out. If TYT uploads a video and misstates a fact (happens), they are instantly being called out on
I'm only talking about news shows of course. I don't care if the Daily Show lies because they are clearly a COMEDY show. I don't care if Beck lies
because he's clearly doing an opinion show not based on facts.
But if you call yourself a "news show" (not comedy news!) on a proper NEWS channel (CNN, MSNBC, FOX NEWS, etc.), you should present people FACTS.
People shouldn't have to do extra research after watching the news just to figure out if those idiots were lying or not.
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