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Does the media report fairly? Does it ever cross the line between reporting and creating news?

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Started: 2/12/2015 Category: Society
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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I have noticed recently that there are a lot of news stories that are told in different ways on different channels. This makes me think that some of the news channels are either reporting with an opinion or creating news so they have news to report. Even when there are similar accounts, the numbers in a lot of stories are skewed one way or another, in such a way that they can not be true. This means that they are creating some of the news to make it seem like it is a bigger story than it really is. This does not mean that nothing is true, it just seems that a lot of it is made up. What do you think? Do you think that the news is opinionated or not?


there is a difference between lying and manipulating. Some minor news writers do lie but that does not mean that all do. Fox and CNN do not lie although the do definitely have there own opinion and that means that they can choose what they want to report and how to report it. This does not mean that they are creating news. It just means that they are expressing their opinion. In a TV show they try to get you to like the show by manipulating you to like a certain character or help you relate with that character or multiple characters. does this mean that they are lying to you or tricking you? No. It is just a nudge in the direction they want you to go. ultimately your opinion is your opinion and they cant change that. I see nothing wrong with trying to persuade people to their side.

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Posted by David2000 1 year ago
One round really???

The news should not be giving a story that has an opinion. The news should not provide one sided reports.
Posted by footballchris561 1 year ago
1 round?
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