Which news station or publication can be trusted for telling the truth?

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  1. profile image0
    LoliHeyposted 2 years ago

    Which news station or publication can be trusted for telling the truth?

    There are many news stations:  Fox News, MSNBS, CNN, and publications--which ones can be counted on to bring us the real news?  Which ones should we avoid?

  2. lions44 profile image98
    lions44posted 2 years ago

    They report the news, which doesn't necessarily mean it's the truth.

    But even though I lean right, I am a loyal CNN watcher.  Really enjoy their political team (Blitzer, King, Bash, etc.). They play it right down the middle. John King is the best in the business.  As for their pundits, they have too many left-leaners. Surprisingly, David Axelrod is a very good analyst who doesn't hesitate to criticize both sides.  CNN's international team is excellent. Some slanting (Arwa Damon) but brave reporting from dangerous areas. Gotta appreciate that. 
    Try to watch BBC or France 24 once in a while. Not the most pro-American outlets, but interesting.
    On Fox, Chris Wallace is great.  Brett Baier, a close second.

    Publications - The usual websites, plus The Economist.
    Guilty pleasure - New York Post

    1. lovemychris profile image67
      lovemychrisposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Odd..Trump giving press conference from his plane. Only one covering it is msnbc.

    2. Kathleen Cochran profile image80
      Kathleen Cochranposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      "They report the news, which doesn't necessarily mean it's the truth"  You nailed it.  The news can change as more is learned on a subject or event.  The truth takes time to find out and that's not the business they are in.

  3. tsadjatko profile image64
    tsadjatkoposted 2 years ago

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    They should all be watched and no one should ever take anything they say as the absolute truth without conducting your own objective analysis. Part of that analysis has to be the ratings. That can give you a very good idea of who is telling the truth most often as it is in effect a poll. The majority of people want the straight skinny without spin and if a station spins a lot their ratings will drop. If you look at the ratings and honestly analyze the spin you'll see they are in correlation. MSNBC's ratings are ludicrous and their reporting the same.

    I say you should skeptically watch them all because the "NEWS" has become more like an editorial than just reporting the facts.That is how you learn to spot the spin, to experience how the news is manipulated to influence your opinion one way or the other and what journalists are really not journalists but shills for their worldview. There really are very few true journalists today because the media cabal excommunicates the truly objective ones, just ask Sharyl Attkisson.

    From watching them all for many years I have come to the point where I need not watch any of them anymore. What I've learned is liberals on any station always lie, distort, engage in the politics of personal destruction and conservatives on any station ferret out the facts, educate on and explain their principles which are reasoned with facts and reality while liberals primarily motivated by emotion lie, lie about lying, raise straw men, distort, use innuendo engaging in the politics of personal destruction and pander to minorities their only interest in is for using them to get votes.

    So watch them all, it's educational, and decide for yourself!
    You can think for yourself you know, just try it. Never assume a source can always be trusted.

    1. lovemychris profile image67
      lovemychrisposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Lol, I feel just the opposite. Ratings express the demographics. Most people watching cable TV are older. My 21 yr old never watches tv. She watches internet, phone. I get lot of news from Twitter feed. All media owned by 6 corps. Corporate news.

  4. WithMetta profile image79
    WithMettaposted 2 years ago

    Trust the ones that provide their sources. When they write about science, they name and link the study. They offer their audience every opportunity to double check their work. They don't use terms like "some people say."  They don't spend much time interviewing average joes on the street. They don't deal in celebrity gossip/worship.

    1. tsadjatko profile image64
      tsadjatkoposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Good point, more often than not if you read the conclusions of a study they are nothing like the spin liberal journalists put on the story using artist's portrayals of planets and things that cannot even be seen implying they are real.

    2. WithMetta profile image79
      WithMettaposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Agreed, but for one thing: anyone can spin anything. Anyone can believe "the ends justify the means" for furthering their ideology, not just liberals. I don't recommend trusting news sources based on their political allegiance either.

  5. Kathleen Cochran profile image80
    Kathleen Cochranposted 2 years ago

    With the benefit of hindsight, NPR has been documented as most often reporting news that eventually is proven to be the most accurate.  (Editors and Publishers Magazine)

    Any news organization that broadcasts something simply because they've heard it and does not wait for confirmation from more than one source, is going to get a reputation for broadcasting nothing more than gossip.  If all they want is to be first, they are doing the public a disservice. The commenter below has her finger on the pulse: look at their sources before you accept what they are reporting as valid.

    1. tsadjatko profile image64
      tsadjatkoposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Can't find thaton Editors and Publishers Magazine's websiteWhere can 1 find "NPR has been documented as most often reporting news that ... is proven to be the most accurate?" I Googled it too&nothing came up.I'd thinkthey'd advertise that!

 
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