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

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

What are their take on "fake news" articles?
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#221326 - 02/17/17 08:35 PM Re: Fake news...? [Re: jabber]
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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.
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#221330 - 02/22/17 11:09 PM Re: Fake news...? [Re: Anne Holmes]
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I can't believe employees' keep their jobs after reporting false
stories. If I were their boss, they'd be fired on-the-spot!
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#221361 - 04/04/18 06:58 PM Re: Fake news...? [Re: jabber]
montx Offline


Registered: 04/08/08
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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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