If you read news, you unlearn fallacies and misconceptions

Asked by: rainbowfairy
  • You unlearn fallacies and misconceptions

    News are full of facts and logics. So reading news, which is full of facts would change your mind if you known a fallacies, and you will allways know what is true, because you have read in a news that is very current. You could also tell others about the fallacies are wrong at something is right

  • The media isn't always "the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth."

    "If you don't read the newspaper, you're uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you're misinformed."
    -no known source, although it is a common misconception that Mark Twain said it.

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  • This is dangerous thinking

    I would like you to remember the news isn't always a hundred percent accurate and sometimes it is exaggerated, spun, or simply misreported. However if you listen to the news actively you can learn to spot fallacies and, well, simple misreporting. I would suggest formal training in fallacies, which is nothing more than learning a handful of common fallacies that people make (i.E. Straw-man, hasty conclusion, overgeneralization). Also it is helpful to understand what you believe and what the reporters believe in order to see if they correlate and if they don't why that could be. Listening to and keeping up with news is not simply hearing it, it starts with that and then you must interpret it in your own way that makes sense to you.

  • Reading news can teach fallacies and misconceptions

    There is an old saying, believe none of what you hear and half of what you see. We have all seen the media jumping for that "scoop" and reporting things that have no basis in fact whatsoever. When reading the news you have to read between the lines sometimes or realize there are no facts supporting what is being reported. Remember, corporations own the news agencies so certain things will not be reported without bias. The days of Woodward and Bernstein are over.

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