Do you trust the mainstream media?

Discussion in 'Conspiracies' started by Bowser, Oct 11, 2016.

  1. PhysBang Valued Senior Member

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    So you want to discount all the personal attacks by Trump, all the documented lying, all the abuse of supposedly charitable donations, and other bad actions because Trump made money and you like that. That seems foolish.
    Or that wasn't corruption.
    Sure, to you, without any evidence, that is what it appears like. So should we trust the evidence or the gut feeling somebody who is willing to accept bad actions from people who make a lot of money?
     
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  3. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    You posting about the Clintons here?
     
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  5. PhysBang Valued Senior Member

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    No, because the Clintons never offered gut feelings. They offered actual policy that one can evaluate on its merits, even if one is not a fan of actually evaluating things on their merits.
     
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  7. iceaura Valued Senior Member

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    We have a notable shortage of extreme media of the left in general, and I can't off hand think of a single one that outright lies - even in the fringes, where they all dwell.

    On the extreme right we have nationally syndicated TV, internet, and radio programs whose brand names are household words, that do in fact outright lie on a regular basis. The presenters of James O'Keefe videos, for example.

    A similar difference in prevalence and behavior exists in the non-extreme media of the left and right - the ones that skip info and "put their stance on it".

    That difference in the real world would seem to have some bearing on the allegations of conspiracy. There has to be somebody around to do the conspiring.
     
  8. billvon Valued Senior Member

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    Well, to be fair, they also report on his financial connections to Putin, his advocacy of violence, his bankruptcies, his mistreatment of the women in the pageants he sponsored, his racist and misogynist statements in his books and his discrimination against blacks. So they are reporting on the bad 10% of his life, not the bad 1-2%.

    Now let's look at Clinton.

    The media has consistently focused on one small part of one job she had - her handling of emails - which consists of about .1% of her time. Her work for the Children's Defense Fund, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, the 9/11 responders medical fund, the Family Leave act, and LGBT rights are ignored. The Middle East ceasefire she brokered? Overlooked. The 9 million AIDS victims the Clinton Foundation helped? Can't hear that over the roar of the media reporting on the latest failed attempt to investigate her emails. The No Ceilings project? Never heard of it; all I can hear is Comey talking about her emails.

    So yes, it happens on both sides - and you need to do your own research.
     
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