Media Bias

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Monday, January 01, 2018, 15:21 (344 days ago) @ ZihuaRx

At the risk of being called a "jerk of little wit" or a "fat head", shouldn't one question the media? Don't you think with the past history of CNN and Fox news they should be questioned and not every article should be taken as gospel. Call me a fat head (or don't), but I believe that most or all media outlets have a bias. Right now I am reading an article by Sadhguru. He's crazy enough to believe that we are all connected. Wouldn't it be great if we were because if we were connected we probably wouldn't tell ourselves that we are a fathead. Wishing all the best for everyone in 2018.

I doubt most people believe anything just because they see or hear it on TV. Personal bias is an even bigger distorter of truth than media bias, IMHO. No doubt Faux Snooze has a large hand in the dumbing down Teahadist division of U.S. citizens by preying on people’s fears and hatreds while flat out lying and heavily distorting news, and no doubt whatsoever that mainstream media allowed themselves to be played when they dropped the ball and appeared almost jovial at the events leading up to the wars in the Falkland Islands, Grenada, Panama, Iraq and Libya, all monuments to corruption and greed. And the recent presidential electoral process from the primaries where the media reported each and every fart The Chump emitted, then basically ignored the widespread fraud and election rigging by the DNC and the Clinton political machine, and during which there doubtless was meddling by foreign governments mostly legal thanks to Citizens United, but also because it’s common practice by many nations especially including the USA. There was also a notable mainstream media bias against Bernie and all 3rd party candidates. Normal for the U.S. media but unacceptable in many other nations including Mexico.

So I tend to forgive even the most ridiculous cynics for their distrust of the media. Learning to separate fact from propaganda is more difficult for some than others. Folks who expect 100% impartiality in journalism (or what passes for it nowadays) apparently don’t understand that has never been how it works. I can’t hold their idealism against them. Idealism is a healthy trait, IMHO.

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