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Trying to watch all Sunday shows (Original Post) Watchfoxheadexplodes Dec 2017 OP
This is why people who are literate in our political system DangerousUrNot Dec 2017 #1
They are corporatists masking as journalists seeking the truth. jrthin Dec 2017 #2
Exactly! DangerousUrNot Dec 2017 #3
Ding ding ding... we have a winner!!! InAbLuEsTaTe Dec 2017 #4
It comes down to the specific medium, subject and reporter. Hortensis Dec 2017 #8
Yea DangerousUrNot Dec 2017 #9
Agree with following both. Certainly, differentiating between "analysis" pieces Hortensis Dec 2017 #10
Can honestly say I havent watched them since colled benld74 Dec 2017 #5
this is why we cut the cable 10 years ago. NRaleighLiberal Dec 2017 #6
They've been taken over by RW propagandists dalton99a Dec 2017 #7


(58,785 posts)
8. It comes down to the specific medium, subject and reporter.
Sun Dec 3, 2017, 11:53 AM
Dec 2017

There are very good journalists and very good journalism out there, and the MSM are the ones with the budgets to produce it -- when they choose.

Anyone who cuts "MSM," which are certainly infiltrated by special interests, from their sources will end up as ignorant as those who listen only to Fox. The trick is to identify reliable sources from lying ones in the same journals.


(431 posts)
9. Yea
Sun Dec 3, 2017, 01:05 PM
Dec 2017

Of course not, I didn’t intend to speak in absolutes. There are good journalists in the “MSM” but like you mentioned, special interest groups and parent companies will prevent them from asking tough follow up questions or even reporting on the issue all together.
I listen to both independent and MSM but I prefer independent media.


(58,785 posts)
10. Agree with following both. Certainly, differentiating between "analysis" pieces
Sun Dec 3, 2017, 03:11 PM
Dec 2017

and those reporting facts developed through investigative journalism that are then reported in reputable journals is also critical. The Russ Douhat and Michael Gerson types are "analysts," of course, at their least dishonest constantly purveying a fake equivalence that assures the world the Democrats are just as bad as the Republicans.

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