+Liquid Gardens Posted August 9, 2022 #251 Share Posted August 9, 2022 (edited) 11 hours ago, Paranoid Android said: But these same people who should rightly treat all media as untrustworthy will share stories from MSNBC and CNN and Politico and NYT and more and not even realise these organisations are peddling an equally biased narrative. How do you know they are all 'equally biased'? That's a much different claim than the obvious that they are all biased sometimes. How are you measuring this equality and how should it be measured, because it sounds pretty complicated to me? Based on amount of airtime spent on biased stories? Number of different biased stories? The degree to which the stories are biased? The effect of people believing these biased stories? 11 hours ago, Paranoid Android said: Because they are all on the same political side and share similar ideologies, people make the unwarranted assumption that Fox News is "the right wing conservative news, while the rest of the mainstream news is the *real news* that everyone else watches". And that is exactly what people on the right do also, most people who use the term 'MSM' are referring to left-wing media and they usually use that term as part of a criticism or complaint. I don't know how you know that people make this 'unwarranted assumption' to any significant degree. Most of the time I disagree with the argument that you need to live in the US in order to comment on US topics, for most arguments here people are getting their information not from their personal experience but from the same media/information that anyone in the world now has access to. However when you talk about 'people' you are potentially referencing information that you are at a disadvantage as far as collecting since you don't encounter as many Americans as Americans do, and thus likely aren't familiar with the unwarranted assumptions they are making. Edited August 9, 2022 by Liquid Gardens Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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