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#221324 - 02/15/17 12:08 AM Fake news...?
jabber Offline

Registered: 02/17/05
Posts: 9954
Loc: New York State

Didn't you say some of your family work for newspaper outlets?

What are their take on "fake news" articles?
Throw me to the wolves and I'll come back
leading the pack.
Grace O'Malley

#221326 - 02/17/17 08:35 PM Re: Fake news...? [Re: jabber]
Anne Holmes Administrator Offline
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Registered: 03/12/10
Posts: 3160
Loc: Illinois
Hi Jabber,

Yes, my kids and son-in-law all work for major newspapers. My daughter and SIL are editors, my son a photographer.

While we haven't talked about this a lot, I've gathered that they recognize the importance of getting your news from a reliable source, a known and respected newspaper, TV network or radio network. This means that the news they disseminate has been vetted for accuracy.
Boomer in Chief of Boomer Women Speak and the National Association of Baby Boomer Women.

#221330 - 02/22/17 11:09 PM Re: Fake news...? [Re: Anne Holmes]
jabber Offline

Registered: 02/17/05
Posts: 9954
Loc: New York State
I can't believe employees' keep their jobs after reporting false
stories. If I were their boss, they'd be fired on-the-spot!
Throw me to the wolves and I'll come back
leading the pack.
Grace O'Malley

#221361 - 04/04/18 06:58 PM Re: Fake news...? [Re: jabber]
montx Offline

Registered: 04/08/08
Posts: 9
Jabber, have you ever seen the YouTube videos showing anchors across the nation saying the EXACT same thing? I'm surprised (as things are going) that YouTube allows them to remain available for us to share.
From Carl Sagan's book "Demon Haunted World":
"I have a foreboding of an America in my children's or grandchildren's time .... The dumbing down of America is
most evident in the slow decay of substantive content in the
enormously influential media, the 30-second sound bites (now
down to 10 seconds or less), lowest common denominator
programming, credulous presentations on pseudoscience and
superstition, but especially a kind of celebration of ignorance. ...."

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