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    How much does the news brainwash us??

    It appears as truth, but really how much truth is in it? We read so much today about misinformation that it leads us to believe that true discernment must be used in viewing all media.
    I mostly take in any news from the internet. Where you can pick and choose what you see, hear and read. I definitely never want cable because of the brainwashing techniques used. I know that it is all scripted. Everything you see on television is scripted except live reports. Things to read are out there, it is us and our deliberate actions that can possibly take us down a wrong path of information. Kinda like, choosing which tunnel to go through.

    #2
    so what about redactions, verifiable sources, lible and slander laws, etc? Seems to me mainstream media has built in accountability. It is a regulated industry. And when they do mess up (Nick Sandmann anyone?) they are held responsible and have to face the consequences.

    The same cant be said for conspiracy theory blogs, Yt channels and social media accounts. And thats what really worried me... despite scientific evidence proving the world is round and that covid is a thing we have people who don't beleive in it because they choose to discredit things like science and media as the real conspiracy theory and some wack job online as the real thing

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      #3
      Originally posted by everything bagel View Post
      so what about redactions, verifiable sources, lible and slander laws, etc? Seems to me mainstream media has built in accountability. It is a regulated industry. And when they do mess up (Nick Sandmann anyone?) they are held responsible and have to face the consequences.
      I don't believe channels like Cnn and Fox are obligated to report verifiable sources by the FCC. I'm not sure if that extends to libel and slander but if it doesn't, I assume there is probably some grey area.

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        #4
        This snopes article is in regards to something somewhat different but what I'm lifting from the article is relevant to the topic:
        https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/fo...inment-switch/

        The Fox Broadcasting Company is an over-the-air television network licensed by the FCC. This is the station where you find programming such as “The Simpsons. The Fox News Network is a cable news channel. The latter is where you’d find programming such as “Fox & Friends” and “Hannity.” While the FCC licenses and regulates over-the-air broadcasts, it has no authority over cable news channels.

        A spokesperson for the FCC told us that, “We do not have any rules or licensing requirements in which a cable channel might categorize itself as news vs. entertainment.”

        The FCC does have regulations regarding the distribution of false information, but again, this only applies to over-the-air programs on networks such as ABC, CBS, NBC, or Fox Broadcasting (but not the Fox News Channel). Furthermore, the offense would have to be pretty egregious and well-documented in order for the FCC to step in.

        Fox News (as well as CNN and MSNBC) is not an accredited news station because no regulatory body exists in the United States that has the authority to make such a classification.

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          #5
          Originally posted by Audiogen View Post

          I don't believe channels like Cnn and Fox are obligated to report verifiable sources by the FCC. I'm not sure if that extends to libel and slander but if it doesn't, I assume there is probably some grey area.
          I shoulda clarified. I meant actual reporting vs those news talk shows like CNN and Fox have. Like thats just peoples opinions of what is in the news, not the actual news itself

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            #6
            Don't worry about being brainwashed. Everyone appears that way. Maybe just see everything as entertainment.

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              #7
              Yes news. but TV in general.

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                #8
                However verified and regulated and accountable news channels/programs may be.. what if the brainwashing is happening "above" that?
                i don't trust much of what i hear, from anywhere. i go with Breeze's view at this point; i view everything as entertainment. the entire reality we live in is entertainment for our eternal souls anyway. it's all just a ride.

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                  #9
                  If we look at the reality of things some of the most brainwashed people these days seem to be the ones that declare all media to be fake news. Gullible parrots generally.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by J Ruth View Post
                    However verified and regulated and accountable news channels/programs may be.. what if the brainwashing is happening "above" that?
                    .

                    Like this?

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                    • Jessica
                      Jessica commented
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                      Yeah, pretty much!
                      THAT is a joke though, right?!
                      I'm hoping since "comedy" is in his name
                      But I'm sure it's not far off the truth

                    #11
                    ^"i had footage of a black cop acting aggressive and they asked me if I had that in white"

                    omg 😂

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                      #12
                      With credible newspapaers and reporters/journalists and background articles you know where and why they're coming from (if you are into it a bit. Of course you don't know anything for sure at your first time getting into it.. Same with internet news and articles of course). Its at least as easy to get brainwashed by surfing on the internet.
                      Best is to take notice of different news sources and use your brain. I find I can get a nuanced view on global affairs or topical issues by taking notice of several dutch newspapers and some opinions and thoughts of knowledgable people in their particular field. Some try to be as objective as possible, others not at all: they represent a particuar side or group. No baddie at all. On the contrary, it can be very informative.

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