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Trust in the media   General Confusion

Started Apr-5 by Apollonius (Theocritos); 1860 views.

I wouldn't know.  I'm sure that people do comment about the CBC on Facebook and Twitter.  The network is undoubtedly aware of just how much contempt a majority of the population has for them, even from the comments that were allowed on the article I posted here published by them.

They see their job not as reporting the news, but rather, 'creating awareness' (of their issues) and moulding public opinion.

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Many of you will be familiar with The Guardian, the most well regarded limousine for the U.K.'s liberals and leftists.

Conrad Black takes a look at their historical record:

Also available here without a subscription:

For example:

One might have expected more liberality from The Guardian, but the editors managed to persuade themselves in 1861 that the breakup of the United States would assure the end of slavery, despite the fact that the reason invoked for the secession was the election of the new Republican Party led by Abraham Lincoln who advocated that slavery be confined to its current extent and not permitted in any future states of the Union.

With that sadistically irrational sequentiality of thought that afflicts The Guardian and the entire left still, by the same measure that it believed that establishing the independence of the slaveholding Confederacy would lead to the end of slavery, Abraham Lincoln, slavery’s most prominent American opponent, was abominated as someone who stood in the way of emancipation.

The Guardian declared that it was “impossible not to feel that it was an evil day both for America and the world” when Lincoln was elected president. And when Lincoln was assassinated, The Guardian’s comment was “Of his rule we can never speak except as a series of acts abhorrent to every true notion of constitutional right and human liberty” (including the Emancipation Proclamation). The best it could do on Lincoln’s assassination was that it was ”to be regretted.”

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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

May-12

Apollonius (Theocritos) said:

They see their job not as reporting the news, but rather, 'creating awareness' (of their issues) and moulding public opinion.

How is that different from what Fox News does?

Other than Fox spreading misinformation and cultivating ignorance...

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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

May-12

The epoch times started advertising to me on YouTube after I watched a conspiracy theorist's channel.

It always amuses me when people go on a rant about Fox News.   Of course I never watch it, though I have seen a few brief (1-5 min. long) videos lifted from their website and cable news network.

It's supposedly so arch-conservative, but at least in the little I see of it, I find it merely to present some alternative facts that aren't mentioned on the really big networks. 

Who are the really big networks?   Here is a list of the top 50 in the English speaking world, ranked by relevant revenue:

Notice that almost all these networks are 'liberal'/progressive in orientation.  About the only 'conservative' or 'centrist' ones are Fox and News Corp. (which owns the Wall Street Journal, among others), and they are numbers 12 and 17 on the list, miniscule compared to the leading networks, which are mostly so-called 'social media' sites nowadays (Google, Facebook, Apple).

The Epoch Times is simply a place to go after you've read the version of events presented in your ABC or the Washington Post.  They're biased in the opposite direction, that's all.

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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

May-20

Apollonius (Theocritos) said:

It's supposedly so arch-conservative, but at least in the little I see of it, I find it merely to present some alternative facts that aren't mentioned on the really big networks.

Keyword here is "facts".

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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

May-20

Apollonius (Theocritos) said:

They're biased in the opposite direction, that's all.

I prefer staying grounded in reality.

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From: Di (amina046)

Jun-3

Well you just missed Trump’s Blog. He just closed it down, very disappointed by the lack of readership! 

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From: Di (amina046)

Jun-3

Well you missed the Trump Blog. He just closed it down for lack of readership ! stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes of course so many of his followers are not fans of belletristic!

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