What If "They" Are Lying to Us? -Judge Napolitano
[Note: Ron Paul's name is mentioned in the youtube account holders title but it's only because his name is touched on near the end of this brilliant speech by Judge Napolitano. And yes, this is from the FOX news station, but this 4 minute clip is a brilliantly laid out description of media bias aimed everyday at the typical mainstream media viewer...................Watch it and 'judge' for yourself:]
I have the unfiltered opinion that we are being lied to everyday by the media into accepting their angles of engineered opinion. Whenever I notice what I am hearing or seeing on a televised or radio program I feel like reaching through the screen or speaker and grabbing that person and yell at them, "STOP LYING TO ME!"
Many people, including many of my friends and even my own family and yes, people here on this forum will whole heartedly say that the media lies to us yet I am amazed everyday how often I will hear these same people repeat media claims which are false or distorted and pass it off as true. What happens next is disheartening to say the least. Once it's pointed out that their engineered opinion on the subject matter is not entirely correct and perhaps they should investigate for themselves first hand instead of allowing the media to prepare-package-and-deliver-it-for-you their inner-ego feels threatened and they lash out in a offensive-defensive manner.
It is one thing, to claim the media cannot be trusted!
It is entirely the opposite, to claim the media cannot be trusted - and to repeat their erroneous claims as fact without investigating for yourself!
We are all individuals, imperfect human beings all pursuing our own interests on this imperfect planet and we all owe it to ourself to investigate all points of interest before we will pass them off as fact to another individual. More importantly, we owe it to ourself.
Edited by acidhead, 08 January 2012 - 09:18 AM.