posted on May, 2 2012 @ 08:30 PM
reply to post by alienreality
Ah yes, wasn't there a court case way back that actually rendered it "okay" for media companies to lie, or to not be held liable for saying
This is the reason we need something that holds media accountable. I think it's pretty fair to state, hardcore Fox Viewers or hardcore MSNBC viewers
will be willing to accept a lie told by the that outlet without ever checking otherwise, even if it seems outlandish.
For many, it's easier to accept a lie because it lines up with their own beliefs of what they want to be true.
At one time or another, everyone has been guilty of this. And why is that? Everyone listens to what they want to hear, and when what we listen to
isn't being honest with us, then we ourselves cannot have an honest discussion nationally.
I don't understand why conservatives and/or Republicans are so afraid of the Fairness Doctrine. You'd think they would welcome it with open arms as
they would be able to prove to all the liberals out there on how they are correct in every way and liberals are wrong. IMO, the reason they won't
do this is that they will lose on many issues should people hear both sides of the story.
They don't want to have to acknowledge the other side, and when they do, it's always an idiot that is purposely there to make the other side look
I could rip Hannity a new one in an argument, most people here could that know a few things. Ironic how you rarely see anyone able to go up against
him that can eh?