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At what point do you decide to believe a news report? Have you ever noticed news that turned out false? That hurt someone innocent or allowed the guilty to get away?

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A lot depends on the story, and how much footage they show. If they say Obama visited France and they show footage of him shaking Sarkozy's hand, I would tend to believe it. If the footage was fake or he had visited at a different time, it would be easy enough for someone to disprove.

If something isn't so easily proven or disproven, it's best to look at different sources; those who are biased in opposite directions, as well as sources that are normally pretty accurate. I personally like [sign in to see URL], because they're like the [sign in to see URL] of politics and will call out people on both sides of the fence (their site seems to be down at the moment, and I hope it's only temporary). As much as I hate FOX "News" for their extreme bias, even they can uncover a truth once in a while that the liberal-leaning sources may not mention. Often, none of the sources get it right, but the truth will be somewhere in the middle, and it's up to each person to make their own judgment. Unfortunately, it can be impossible to keep up on everything, and too many people get all their news from one or two sources that they happen to like, which is, in my opinion, a huge reason why America is so polarized.

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Like Lesa [sign in to see URL] on the story and the footage.
But I find I mistrust ALL news reporting agency's as they ALL have one thing in common. The need to grab and keep readers/viewers. Without [sign in to see URL] agency goes under. And Sex, Lies and Video tapes really do [sign in to see URL].
I do frequently use [sign in to see URL] too.. emoticon

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You make another good point, Queeny. It isn't just bias we have to look out for, but also the fact that the media likes to sensationalize things (read: make stuff up) to get viewers.

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I have to say I have pretty strong faith (even naive) on Finnish media, or at least the public broadcasting.

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Well, [sign in to see URL] you are lucky enough to have news media who don't sensationalize things... emoticon

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I like [sign in to see URL]. I am waking up to the fact that both sides of the news exaggerate what they want exaggerated and minimize what they want minimized. I want facts and real facts often get lost in the politics.



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Public broadcasting does seem to be better than the big networks at times, but they also have their fair share of nut jobs, at least in the U.S.



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It seems like today all media sources try to report on a story based on what viewpoint or opinion they want the public to form as a whole. This puts us (the public) in the position of almost having to be reporters ourselves, listening to and reading several news opinion sources to get the facts and then figuring out what the true story is. In my mind this is really poor journalism.

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I don't think (most of) news media is trying to effect in public opinion.
Rather I believe thay are trying to please their audience by telling things from their viewers' point of view, leaning to the opinions that already exist among the people they try to reach.

Which is also very poor journalism.

Really the whole ideal of journalism is dying, with news and documentaries turning entertainment besides being just political.

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