Is our news false information. There are plenty of times that we all watch the news and wonder about the integrity of the news people and how they are reporting it, but we never really stop to wonder if those news people are telling the truth deep down. This might sound confusing but it’s not. See, we examine the news passively. We hear something and go “hmmm, I wonder how accurate that is” but we never take the time to test that it is or isn’t really accurate. The question is: how credible is the news these days anyway?
The initial thought is to check the source where a news report came from. For instance, and this happens a lot in the news these days. An outlet like Foxnews might report that in a study done by the (and we’ll just make this up) Keller Group that 89% percent of all American’s are not approving of the job that President Obama has done. While this could be the case one has to look deeper than just seeing that it’s the Keller group and look into exactly how that Keller Group is formed and who they are run by.
Now it would then interest you to know that the Keller group is a group owned by the Blighton Corporation and that it is owned by the same person or persons who owns Foxnews. This might give you pause when you consider that their political agenda is not usually in line with the President. Now this doesn’t prove that they are a dishonest group or that the poll isn’t valid, but it could lead us to want more answers as to how the poll was conducted.
These things are not done in order to create a sense of distrust but rather they are used to create questions. We count on the news for valuable information but if they are skewing that information that it should give use a reason for pause and a reason to question.