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Trust in Media at an All-Time Low
« on: June 21, 2014, 03:13:53 PM »
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Re: Trust in Media at an All-Time Low
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2014, 09:53:42 PM »
I don't trust most of 'em, and even the ones I do I take with a grain of salt.

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Re: Trust in Media at an All-Time Low
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2014, 09:42:15 AM »
I don't trust most of 'em, and even the ones I do I take with a grain of salt.

You CAN'T be referring to either Chris Matthews or Al Sharpton@ :silly:
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Re: Trust in Media at an All-Time Low
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2014, 08:40:46 PM »
The problem I have with the media is that it's all opinion these days. It doesn't matter which side or which format - we're getting opinions, not facts.

I don't think we have any real news shows these days - we have opinion shows that cover the news from their own viewpoint. You can't get just the facts anywhere. Fox is somewhat "fair and balanced" because it has a range of opinions - from liberal to moderate (whatever that is) to various flavors of tea party. If you watch that channel all day, you will see all sides of an issue, but there's no one show that gives just the facts. The other tv channels just go from left to far left.

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Re: Trust in Media at an All-Time Low
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2014, 08:56:00 PM »
The problem I have with the media is that it's all opinion these days. It doesn't matter which side or which format - we're getting opinions, not facts.

I don't think we have any real news shows these days - we have opinion shows that cover the news from their own viewpoint. You can't get just the facts anywhere. Fox is somewhat "fair and balanced" because it has a range of opinions - from liberal to moderate (whatever that is) to various flavors of tea party. If you watch that channel all day, you will see all sides of an issue, but there's no one show that gives just the facts. The other tv channels just go from left to far left.

The first 40 minutes of Special Report on Fox is basically the only real news on TV.
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Re: Trust in Media at an All-Time Low
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2014, 08:58:57 PM »
The first 40 minutes of Special Report on Fox is basically the only real news on TV.

Yes, I thought of that one. But the last 20 minutes are opinion, so not many libs will tune in to any of it.

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Re: Trust in Media at an All-Time Low
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2014, 09:18:16 PM »
Yes, I thought of that one. But the last 20 minutes are opinion, so not many libs will tune in to any of it.

True enough.

They've also been brainwashed to believe anything they see on Fox is just right-wing propaganda, so they wouldn't believe the straight news even if they saw it.
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Re: Trust in Media at an All-Time Low
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2014, 09:20:43 PM »
You CAN'T be referring to either Chris Matthews or Al Sharpton@ :silly:

Hee-hee!  :silly:

The one I give the most credence to is the Wall Street Journal, but I find I still have to look out for the token lib they waste some newsprint on from time to time.


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