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Originally posted by WhiteAlice
I don't trust any of them as far as I can throw them and, considering their size and cumbersomeness,
I grew up in an era where being a journalist meant having integrity. Being unbiased and presenting the facts without taint of persuasion so that a citizen of this nation had that untainted information available to them in order to form their own thoughts and opinions on a matter. The press is supposed to be the most fundamentally important tool that assures our democracy. What we have instead today is an onslaught of persuasive writing techniques bolstered by us v. them type of thinking that is being catapulted by a handful of individuals--a technological oligarchy who utilizes orators and writers to try to tell us what to think instead of giving us the information to make our own minds up. All they end up doing is tossing the apple of discord into the middle of the room so that consensus is never found on anything.
The sad thing is that you really can't trust anyone in the media anymore. Everybody puts the spin on.