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  • I trust all news

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  • I only trust certain news programs.

    2 20.00%
  • I try and watch them all and decipher what is truth and what isn't

    6 60.00%
  • I care about current events but I refuse to watch any news becasue it is all B.S.

    2 20.00%
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Thread: No News is Good News.

  1. #1 No News is Good News. 
    Forum Freshman Anna_Marie's Avatar
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    CNN, ABC, BBC, LBC, INM, Fox, Al jazeera, Al Arabiya, Al Alam.....

    Those are many of the big ones that are covering the conflict in the middle east right now but I'm mainly talking about "ALL" news companies or media outlets. Every outlet claims that they are the ones who are giving balanced non biased reports on the world events as apposed to the the other companies that are simply fueling their target viewers. If you ask me I don't think that there is one news program in the world that gives complete and total balanced news information that is equal on all parts. Its not that I think that its all some big conspiracy or anything its just that the simple nature of the business is to boost ratings, crush the competetion and become an overall successful news orginization. Baisically its just human nature. Now with that said, how many people here acutally believe what they see on TV, internet and newspapers?


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    I have to say i believe most stuff i see and read on TV/newspapers. If something sounds dodgy then i might not believe it entirely. Certain topics are less believable than others though. For example, the stuff they write about celebrities i dont believe, but i dont see why they would warp the information about some flood or earthquake somewhere.


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    I always regard what i read with sceptism, i don't particularly like the media though...
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    I believe it when I see it. thats my take on news. walk a mile in the other persons shoes...only then will you understand. the person can tell you and tell you all they want but until you walk in their shoes, you won't understand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SealOtter
    I believe it when I see it. thats my take on news. walk a mile in the other persons shoes...only then will you understand. the person can tell you and tell you all they want but until you walk in their shoes, you won't understand.
    Okay so with that said then how do we know that the war in Iraq is a complete disaster or how do we know that global warming is real or how do we know that the U.S. government failed to do its job during hurricane Katrina? Please note that I am not trying to express some political opinion or defend a conservative point of view. Its just that most of the major assumptions people have about major current events are just that. Assumptions. How many of us have been everywhere at once and seen every point of view? If you think about it logically it seems that when most people speak about major world topics they speak as if they have walked a mile, not just in the other persons shoes, but everyones shoes. But most peoples opinions are simply based on words and images that they see or read from a peice of paper or a video screen. That seems like a poor substitute for reality if you ask me. Its not that I don't think we should be concerned about all of the stuff going on in the world today but I only ask: Would it not be more honest and responsible for the average civilian to say that he or she simply does not know because they do not have all the facts? It seems a little to convenient that everyone and I mean everyone just happens to have a completely irrefutable answer to everything. Why is this?
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    Would it not be more honest and responsible for the average civilian to say that he or she simply does not know because they do not have all the facts? It seems a little to convenient that everyone and I mean everyone just happens to have a completely irrefutable answer to everything. Why is this?
    Yes, it would be more honest and responsible. But, isn't it correct to say that everyone wants to be able to know everything and be right about what we say, all the time. I also suppose that it is a mental survival technique that has evolved over time. It would be easier if everyone could say they don't know, on any subject, if they don't know. However, I wouldn't hold my breath. In your case, just don't ask anyone about the news. But, in this case, you might as well not watch the news, or read the newspaper, etc. But, I would not be able to contain my curiosity, personally.
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