Author Topic: Deliberately Fraudulent News  (Read 2655 times)

DTEJD1997

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Re: Deliberately Fraudulent News
« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2017, 05:23:01 PM »
There are also some good/interesting overseas options for journalism.  For example, the English newspapers time & again "scoop" their American counterparts.  You've also got Al-Jazeera & RT.

May I offer you a free one-way ticket to Putin's Paradise?

When you think that RT is an "interesting option for journalism", you are lost.

Hahahaha, I'm not lost...but a lot of American journalists sure are!


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Re: Deliberately Fraudulent News
« Reply #11 on: December 17, 2017, 02:24:34 PM »
So, during the days of Nixon as President, am sure you would have said the Washington Post reporters were "lost" too or as Gregmal says "sub-par". Just like Trump who cannot stand any form of criticism or correction of misleading statements, says it's "fake news".
You are not fooling the American general public who are starting to catch on to your nonsense.

DTEJD1997

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Re: Deliberately Fraudulent News
« Reply #12 on: December 17, 2017, 10:57:56 PM »
So, during the days of Nixon as President, am sure you would have said the Washington Post reporters were "lost" too or as Gregmal says "sub-par". Just like Trump who cannot stand any form of criticism or correction of misleading statements, says it's "fake news".
You are not fooling the American general public who are starting to catch on to your nonsense.
The press back in the early 70's had a LOT more experience, integrity, work ethic and intelligence than it does now.  It was a serious business back then.  Now, not so much.

Perfect example...back in the 70's and early 80's, 60 Minutes was a heavy hitting news program....now?  it is a shadow of it's former self.

As I have stated before...this is really only tangentially a "right vs. left" thing. 

When the press is lazy, stupid and making stuff up, who does is it help?  Certainly not the Democrats or the left...certainly not the right wing either...It weakens the citizen's check on the government/authority and undermines society.

The press in America (generally speaking) has been getting lazy for 25+ years? 

As for getting more stupider, that goes hand in hand with laziness and the decline in academic institutions.

As for just reporting blatantly false/misleading stuff, that is a relatively recent event.

Of course, there are some beacons of hope.  The WSJ has consistently been pretty good...but how many people actively read that in America?  1 or 2 percent of society? 

The crazy thing is that the news in America did themselves in.  It did not have to be this way!