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Trust in the media   General Confusion

Started 4/5/21 by Apollonius (Theocritos); 2649 views.
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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

4/11/21

Unfortunately whenever I post a video or article disparaging Biden I can't get any conservatives to read it.

They have no trust in anything I post, regardless of the content.  They won't even look at it.

This is Trump's legacy.

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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

4/11/21

I don't know of them.

Are they a commercial news network, or government funded?

Commercial means ratings drive content.  I never trust those priorities in journalism.

The CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) is government funded and its content is oriented very much the way your ABC is.

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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

4/20/21

In other words they don't rely on ratings for revenue, so they don't need to be sensationalist and controversial and can just tell the truth.

Also known as forcing the audience to eat their vegetables.

In other words, they don't have to even pretend to listen to their audience, which in the case of the CBC certainly, is a captive one because there are very few alternatives in this country.

And the government funds them, and okays what they can say and not say.

Absolutely no feedback or comments from the public allowed.  

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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

4/29/21

Apollonius (Theocritos) said:

Absolutely no feedback or comments from the public allowed.

They're on Facebook.

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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

4/29/21

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)

5/12/21

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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