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The. Media. Is. Not. Helping.

Posted by drjmetz 1 week, 1 day ago to News
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We have now arrived at a place where there is no way to verify anything. A may equal A, but there is no way to verify that this is the case. The media, in particular, has discovered all of the tricks to pretend that they can show that A=A by convincing their audiences of the veracity.

In Communication Theory, this is called "metacommunication." That is, "communication about communication." By manipulating the way that we communicate about events, we get sucked into false stories more easily than true ones.
SOURCE URL: https://greenwald.substack.com/p/corporate-news-outlets-again-confirm


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  • Posted by $ allosaur 1 week ago
    The media IS helping.
    As long as you have long ears and can bray "Hee-haw!" now in a "woke" sick joke kinda way.
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    • Posted by rhfinle 1 week ago
      Of course. That's the point. I have been suggesting that people take a good hard look at the adjectives and adverbs that the mass media use to sway opinions. If they're using them, they're lying. Example: One network reports "Trump is asking for an election recount". OK there. Another reports, "Trump, the election loser, is demanding a ridiculous recount of the already official election results.: The difference becomes obvious.
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      • Posted by $ allosaur 1 week ago
        Yeah, me dino has seen that "ridiculous" kinda crap before.
        That's not reporting and I have a Year 1974 degree in journalism. That's called editorializing or opinionating or slanting if not outright lying.
        Noticed that a lot when the Fake News subject was Orange Man Bad.
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        • Posted by rhfinle 6 days, 23 hours ago
          Someone (maybe someone like you that knows the profession) should write a book or at least a pamphlet on how to recognize the bull-schiff. I think it should be a required course for middle-schoolers.
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  • Posted by amhunt 1 week ago
    "The most depraved sentence you can now utter is to ask: Whose reason? The answer is: Yours." A. R. Atlas Shrugged
    There is only 1 valid "fact checker".
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