Media seems to have tainted many things about the 2016 election from beginning to end. ALL news is written to 1) make most money & 2) reflect the view of the person writing it - meaning 'manipulation' comes by ALL. Most people can spot manipulation - such as this 'report' by Rachel (a liberal) on Trump's tax returns: 1) Makes The Donald look GOOD; and 2) its too old or doesn't have anything to do with how his bankruptsies have been processed. My question isn't easy: Do you think manipulative and/or fake news should be dealt with - or should we let peeps navigate thru it as 'free speech'?
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I agree with you, what 'news' I get is through commentary and releases found on YouTube (as you can see from my post in this thread)... you can find out more about what is going on in the world by perusing youtube for 15 minutes than hours of MSMnews
I don't watch TV, either. YouTube is a great info source, but not always reliable - I've seen lots of ridiculous conspiracy theories. Peeps will literally believe in or become fascinated with anything - especially what puffs up their view. :)
I like this answer, but I have never doubted the ability of my fellow humans to intelligently sort thru it since Trump came along. When both sides practice manipulation & accuse each other of it & there seems to be no end in sight, its madden
what manipulation are the dems practicing here? they want to see his tax returns as a matter of national security. hes accused of nothing. its true that he refuses to release his tax returns.its true that an audit wont prevent it.its true hes hiding
In this case, its like Rachel jumped on a 'hot story' about Trump's tax returns without really knowing the scoop - because its such a hot topic for us. It twists the knife on emotions & doesn't add substance - similar to other manipulative news.
i dont find it manipulative at all. it was honest. he should release his returns. good, bad and ugly. and since hes refusing...and lying about it (nobody cares), anything is better than nothing. and this goes for sanders, too. should he run 2020.
I agree, he should release his returns - after all, he said he would if he won. But manipulating at any cost isn't cool. It just gives the right 'real' fodder to throw at us which of course makes ALL their accusations true in their eyes.
CJ your comment falls into the same bs,only you don't think it does because you believe it to be gospel. but, there aren't facts that assist it. birther, being a citizen is a requirement for the presidency. It s b ?d if there is doubt, then ? it.
1. Obama was born in Hawaii in 1961. Period. Fly to Honolulu and request a copy.
2. Trump was not bugged by Obama. Period. Chairman Nunes, a big Trump supporter, stayed there was no evidence to back up the claim.
These are facts.
i will add that we live in parrallel universes here, based on what we see and hear.
i never ever watch or listen to the hard right, so when they say cia hacked dnc, its a whole other reality.
Freedom of speech doesn't mean we can defame and tell lies about people. Truth is a perfect defense against defamation. Freedom of speech has boundaries, fabricating news is not the truth,nor is it News. Leaking fed classified info is a felony,
sorry, fox news went to court and won the right to lie. believe them at your peril.and leaking classified info is a crime? so is colluding w a foreign gvt. and what should happen to trump, who defamed a prez by accusing him of a felony?
fox is trump tv.just as its always been a political arm of the republican party.they have plenty hard right websites.but main thing is their ownership of hate-talk radio.this insidious push to hate liberals and dems has been ongoing since billclinton
I don't watch TV & I flip flop between 'left' & 'right' media and everything else. But, some people choose a station to become obsessed over like they choose to follow a celebrity. I think they get hooked on a feeling it inspires, like anger.
unfortunately, there is no left radio, unless u pay for it. our public radiowaves are right-wing only.(at least where i live) and anger is the goal.(hatred) if u watch cnn, u dont hate republicans, do u?fox and talk radio?you hate dems w a passion.
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