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Debate: The Media Can Not Be Trusted to Tell the Truth

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takingcare Avatar
takingcare
Posted: 06.12.10, 08:29 AM
Both sides agree the media can't be trusted to tell the truth. The difference is to what extent. So why not debate on possible solutions? One solution could be found in categorizing news/stories in a mandatory sectioning as 'Opinions' or 'Fact Finding' information. Such a system would be measuring the integrity of a story. A certain criteria of proof could be the new legal rule that has to be met in order to be presented as 'Fact Finding' information. It would be a way to let the public truly represent as well a be presented with a choice to prioritize 'Fact Finding' or 'Opinion sharing" news information. At the same time this system can satisfy the bottom line issue for what sells and address the need for the integrity of truth. As the 'Fact Finding' section would truly reflect the truth as it is knows at the time, this simple sectioning rule could be the beginning of applying solutions to the obvious problem.
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MTGRAY
Posted: 09.23.09, 02:29 PM
Health is turn off all media & get on with your life.
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flash dave
Posted: 09.03.09, 07:32 PM
I'm biased so my experience here was possibly lesser than others. I've rejected media for about 3 years now, I never intend to look back to sea of opinions and story tellers. There is no absolute truth, only varying degrees of probable truths.
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drpsionic
Posted: 09.02.09, 11:07 PM
I will never complain about the idiots in the Milwaukee media again.
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Rdallas1
Posted: 09.01.09, 03:40 PM
I agree with what he said here. I think that most media is biased and you have to take what is given with a grain of salt. However, I think that it can also be positive because we are able to see many different points of view. I just make sure that when I read and watch what is in the media, I am open to the other views without disregarding my own.
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