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More manipulation by the media.

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More manipulation by the media.
Here's the same scenario from another angle.


If you believe all this stuff the media tells you, do you ever feel stupid when find out the truth or do you just refuse to believe the truth?
Created: December 4, 2018
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2 months ago
I love how all the people in the background are just standing around chit-chatting while, 15 feet away, this woman is "running for her life being bombed by tear gas."
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2 months ago
Almost everything shown on the "news" today is staged and/or edited to present a particular bias. Accept it. It's not going to change. Nor is it a uniquely partisan event.

Always look to a variety of sources, both within and outside of the mainstream, on issues of import to you. For things you deem not worthy of such an investment of time, just keep that in mind, and don't accept the "news" as gospel.
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reply to: Almost everything shown on the "news" today is staged and/or edited to present a particular bias. Accept it. It's not going to change. Nor is it a uniquely partisan event. Always look to a variety of sources, both within
2 months ago
I get and can accept editing and bias, hopefully with the assumption that it is more human nature then an attempt to manipulate. It's almost impossible for a human to be truly unbiased. Although the media today is so far from even attempting to be so.

But what we see here is purely staged, which is beyond the pale. From the looks of it, you have a photographer literally positioning people to tell a lie. And then the media runs with that lie. And then fools believe it.

It's understandable that we all need to look at things with the potential of bias, but this should put a news organization out of business.
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reply to: I get and can accept editing and bias, hopefully with the assumption that it is more human nature then an attempt to manipulate. It's almost impossible for a human to be truly unbiased. Although the media today is so far from
2 months ago
When any outlet has been caught repeatedly presenting BS or purposely manipulating the news, yes, it should. It would, in fact, do so...did viewers care enough to hold them accountable. Unfortunately, most do not. Most, in fact, never know they are being manipulated. Even, sometimes especially, those who claim to understand media bias. For some the problem seems to be an unwillingness to look beyond the MSM. There are far better news sources out there, but most people cower in their comfort zones within the MSM.
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More than a month ago
As with many other issues, we tend to think biased journalism today is the worst it has ever been. But that simply is not true. The term "yellow journalism" dates back to the late 1800s in America. That was my great-grandparents generation.

That was not only sensationalism, but also outright lies. It represented the "journalists" using the press to advance an agenda. Often one that benefited the very rich, or advanced a particular political agenda, or was used to gain a very reluctant public's acquiescence to go to war...and even to make a reluctant populace demand war.

Sound familiar? It should. It's been used at least as far back as the Spanish-American War. It's been used to protect business interests from the robber barons of yore to the transnational corporations of today. It's been used to demonize some segments of society, while whitewashing others. It's been used to inflate certain events, and downplay others. It has been used to brainwash at least five generations of Americans.

It is neither new, nor uniquely American. It is used worldwide, from openly state-controlled media, to covertly state-influenced news, to foreign propaganda news (still used today...by America and other countries). It's been used, in one way or another since news was passed by word of mouth. I see it in American "journalism", of course, but I see it just as blatantly in the UK, Germany, Sweden, Canada, Israel, Russia, China, and elsewhere.

The difference between the yellow journalism of old and that of today is the internet. That is both a blessing and a curse. The truth is out there. It takes longer to weed through the massive amounts of information available to us via the web. It also takes a great deal of time and effort...two things many lack. It also requires critical thinking to separate the wheat from the chaff...something few seem to possess today.

As always...JMHO