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Cheiny




 
 
 


Post  Sun, Mar 17 2019, 1:45 pm
https://www.foxnews.com/entert.....operatives

How can anyone trust what they see and hear from the liberal fake news media?

(Anti semitic attacks) Fake News media: “It’s because of Trump
(Anti muslim attacks) Fake News media: “It’s because of Trump
(Anti catholic attack) Fake News media: “It’s because of Trump”
(White supremacist attacks) Fake news media: “It’s because of Trump”
(Record low unemployment, high economy) Fake news media: “It’s because of Obama”

https://www.foxnews.com/entert.....n-fox-news


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shyshira




 
 
 


Post  Sun, Mar 17 2019, 1:57 pm
What do you recommend?
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Fox




 
 
 


Post  Sun, Mar 17 2019, 3:06 pm
shyshira wrote:
What do you recommend?

I would argue that the decline of legacy media and cable news has nothing to do with Trump or even the right/left cultural and political divide.

Rather, these behemoth news organizations have long since stopped doing any actual investigative journalism. At best, they are news aggregators, and at worst, they are simply political reality shows. This includes CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, and the rest.

This is unsurprising, really. Investigative journalism involves endless tedious research, chasing leads that go nowhere, and provides few opportunities for stardom. Investigative journalism is also incredibly expensive. It requires paying journalists for time spent on all those tedious activities even when there's no big payoff. Much, much cheaper to build a TV set and simply let people sit around and yell at each other.

The flip side, of course, is that cell phone cameras and the Internet have turned everyone into a journalist. The big stories no longer come from diligent research of arcane records, but from video shot by random bystanders who happen to be present when news happens.

In short, actual journalists and news organizations no longer want to do the kind of journalism that would truly be valuable, and they are no longer needed to do the kind of journalism that generates interest and excitement.

What to do? Consume as little big media as possible and identify independent or at least quasi-independent journalists. Follow them on Twitter and read the links they supply. Some of these journalists will have ideological axes to grind and some will be more neutral. Evaluate them based on how honest they are about their biases and whether they are willing to investigate things that their fan bases won't like.

Sure, Trump makes a good target for CNN and MSNBC, and leftists make a good target for Fox News. But those high-pitched squeals you hear aren't really the result of Trump or leftists. Rather, they are the noisy, amplified death throes of an industry cataloguing its own demise.
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shyshira




 
 
 


Post  Sun, Mar 17 2019, 4:57 pm
So - perhaps taking a mass media break is a good idea for all of us?
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1untamedgirl




 
 
 


Post  Sun, Mar 17 2019, 5:10 pm
Cheiny wrote:
https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/cnn-accused-of-failing-to-disclose-that-bernie-sanders-town-hall-was-loaded-with-democratic-operatives

How can anyone trust what they see and hear from the liberal fake news media?

(Anti semitic attacks) Fake News media: “It’s because of Trump
(Anti muslim attacks) Fake News media: “It’s because of Trump
(Anti catholic attack) Fake News media: “It’s because of Trump”
(White supremacist attacks) Fake news media: “It’s because of Trump”
(Record low unemployment, high economy) Fake news media: “It’s because of Obama”

https://www.foxnews.com/entert.....n-fox-news

We have the govt/congresswoman making anti-semitic remarks and gets to keep her job while we have a civilian who makes comments against said govt/congresswoman and loses her job. And this civilian lost a job she had at Fox no less (not the imamother but the news station) who is supposed to be conservative and allow for free speech/dissent against govt/congress. How can you still read or listen to Fox after what they did to Jeanine Pirro?

All of this craziness going on, including what you wrote in the op, just says that we live in an upside down world. As purim is approaching we can say Ad D'lo Yada and Veno Hapacha Hu and hope that there is an Esther in our generation to help bring Mashiach.

Simchas Purim!
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