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Old 04-05-2020, 04:26 PM   #1
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Do we get facts anymore or only what they want us to hear?

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Old 04-05-2020, 04:29 PM   #2
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Old 04-05-2020, 04:31 PM   #3
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For profit. So NO. Half truths and sensationalism and fear mongering get more ad revenue.


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Old 04-05-2020, 04:38 PM   #4
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My 13 year old daughter told me yesterday that the US has more Corona cases than anyone else in the world. I asked her if she understood per capita...once she got it, it bothered her than someone would twist the truth. I then explained communist China to her.

Earlier today, I gave her her first gun...a Sig P238. She did well with the G26 and 19...but can only rack the 238.
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Old 04-05-2020, 04:50 PM   #5
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Journalism is gone. The media broadcast only what a political tells them and pays them.
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Old 04-05-2020, 04:53 PM   #6
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They can say and do anything they want and no consequences. Kinda like about 1/2 of the kids now days
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Old 04-05-2020, 04:57 PM   #7
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No. I always like to see the clips of the reporters when a hurricane comes in and they pretend to be blown around. You cannot hardly get any real news these days. I just stick to a couple am radio stations or TBH for news.
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Old 04-05-2020, 05:13 PM   #8
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Unhappy Both sources are unreliable

I don’t trust the news media very much
But I also am skeptical of some weeks old YouTube video
Both aren’t really reliable
The unreliable mainstream media is probably more updated on 4/5/2020 then video from 3/? / 2020 on CV19 because of its rapid growth

And the YouTube channel is full of nutty conspiracy theory videos
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Old 04-05-2020, 05:18 PM   #9
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A related question might be: "can the average Joe handle the truth if it was told to him on a consistent basis?"
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Old 04-05-2020, 05:21 PM   #10
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Simple answer is no
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Old 04-05-2020, 05:24 PM   #11
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A related question might be: "can the average Joe handle the truth if it was told to him on a consistent basis?"
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Old 04-05-2020, 05:29 PM   #12
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My sister went to Ben Taub Friday night and said no one was there.............
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Old 04-05-2020, 05:30 PM   #13
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My 13 year old daughter told me yesterday that the US has more Corona cases than anyone else in the world. I asked her if she understood per capita...once she got it, it bothered her than someone would twist the truth. I then explained communist China to her.

Earlier today, I gave her her first gun...a Sig P238. She did well with the G26 and 19...but can only rack the 238.
Good gun.

Now on the subject. I don't even want to watch the lies, or rather the news anymore. It's all one sided and not really the truth.
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Old 04-05-2020, 05:32 PM   #14
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I'm just gonna consider the question, retoric………………...
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Old 04-05-2020, 06:16 PM   #15
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I don't believe so. To me stories are put out with an agenda in mind.
Most of the time the agenda is in contradiction to what conservative people see as free America.

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Old 04-05-2020, 06:26 PM   #16
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There is no question. They’ve been caught intentionally peddling fake stuff too many times. Trying to create panic by claiming footage from Italy was in New York. Using footage from a machine gun shoot as “massacre of Kurds” footage. Could go on all day. The main thing Trump has been right about is that media is the enemy of the people.


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Old 04-05-2020, 06:30 PM   #17
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The whole business has changed from what it was in print, selling ad space amongst recognized journalist in the same location of a paper to basically clickbait and stories written to increase your dwell time reading a page. A ton of content comes from the AP which is kind of the mothership.
Good friend is a journalist and explained that you write/report on what gets clicks or you are out of a job. He also said it’s prudent to report on what your publisher and readers align with or you’re out of a job. Beyond that, do you think a journalist is going to feel real comfortable and write well of they are vegan, hate guns and are told to cover a SCI convention?
TV and media used to have to work hard to fool us with special effects and it was hard to not tell the truth. Now, it’s quite the opposite, even the Onion, which is purely satire is losing out to the “real” reporting.
I used to write for some trade journals and got to see the press side of a small, specialized industry. Even that was a bit skewed to particular narratives. My wife worked on an episode of a Bathroom remodeling show and again, while not reporting, we learned a lot about media.
Even as a company, we watch our metrics on Instagram and cater to what draws the most attention of our target market. News is the same.
BBC is alright for global, local news is pretty hard one way or the other. It’s fun to ask people which news stations they follow, because whichever one they choose is the correct one.
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Old 04-05-2020, 06:53 PM   #18
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The media has an agenda and so do these weirdos trying to become relevant with their homemade newscasts.
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Old 04-05-2020, 06:57 PM   #19
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No. Every channel has their own agenda. IMO!
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Old 04-05-2020, 07:02 PM   #20
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Forget the media, they lie all day. Real question is can you trust your government. Curfews tell me the answer is no. Its going to get Alamo serious soon. Don Trump, I dont trust either and Im a full on conservative.
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Old 04-05-2020, 07:14 PM   #21
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For some reason the movie "The Matrix" comes to mind.
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Old 04-05-2020, 07:17 PM   #22
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Only Chris Cuomo and Don Lemon'...
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Old 04-05-2020, 07:25 PM   #23
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Nope. Nor do they wait until all the facts are out before they run with a story. A couple years ago a co worker was digging in a dumpster for a murder weapon. They had taken their boots off put on steel shank boots and placed their daily wear boots on the trunk of the car. The media ran with a story they made up saying it was the suspects boots and belong to an adult male. Far from the truth. But gotta be the first one to say something, who cares if it’s right.
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Old 04-05-2020, 07:31 PM   #24
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No. George Soros has taken over the Main stream Media with his $$ and all of the Organizations that he funds. What I can’t figure out is why he wants The U.S. to fail so bad.

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Old 04-05-2020, 07:37 PM   #25
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I think George Soros wants to take over the power vacuum when the US fails.

And btw, NO.

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Old 04-05-2020, 07:38 PM   #26
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NO!
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Old 04-05-2020, 07:40 PM   #27
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No...real journalism these days is few and far between. Its more of a loss or morals and principles that caused the demise.

If you were taught neither....you will do and say whatever you have to for a paycheck
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Old 04-05-2020, 07:48 PM   #28
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No not all the time
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Old 04-05-2020, 07:50 PM   #29
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Watch this. 30 minutes but it’ll open your eyes.

https://youtu.be/xf-qv9o8nq8
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Old 04-05-2020, 07:51 PM   #30
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Sometimes.
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Old 04-05-2020, 08:00 PM   #31
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The media has an agenda and so do these weirdos trying to become relevant with their homemade newscasts.

Bingo!


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Old 04-05-2020, 08:13 PM   #32
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Sometimes if it stuff like this. I’m not surprised
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Old 04-05-2020, 08:33 PM   #33
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Watch this. 30 minutes but it’ll open your eyes.

https://youtu.be/xf-qv9o8nq8
Great video..
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Old 04-05-2020, 08:34 PM   #34
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No!
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Old 04-05-2020, 08:37 PM   #35
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Do Democrat’s tell the truth? They all lie.
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Old 04-05-2020, 08:59 PM   #36
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When it is convenient for whatever narrative is being forwarded that week. But having calls for censorship and eliminating any media is a playbook out of pre WWII Germany. I suggest folks thread lightly when it comes to the constitution and painting with broad strokes.
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Old 04-05-2020, 09:00 PM   #37
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Old 04-05-2020, 09:16 PM   #38
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No.

The media (mainstream and “independents”) are in the money business, not the news business.

Whatever headline grabs attention is what gets reported. Facts are irrelevant (or at the very least manipulated so as not to get in the way of the “story”).


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Old 04-06-2020, 09:46 AM   #39
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Update from Dayton, OH today. Post more of this kind of stuff if you can find it. Bad stuff too if it is happening. People really need to see what is actually going on in our country. Hard to see if we are all locked down in our houses.

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Old 04-06-2020, 09:57 AM   #40
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Just spit coffee EVERYWHERE!!!!!
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Old 04-06-2020, 09:59 AM   #41
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Old saying... believe none of what you read and half of what you see
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Old 04-06-2020, 10:19 AM   #42
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Old 04-06-2020, 10:41 AM   #43
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I think the media went to shizz when they stopped being news reporters and started being journalist. F a journalist. I want a reporter. The person who simply reports the dang facts and lets you decide what the heck you should be concerned with.
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Old 04-06-2020, 10:43 AM   #44
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If you have have FB search #Film Your Hospital

Lots and lots of people filming their hospitals. If you are interested
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Old 04-06-2020, 10:50 AM   #45
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So who has the most unbiased and balanced news source?
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Old 04-06-2020, 10:57 AM   #46
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So who has the most unbiased and balanced news source?
Like TXtourist posted above in post #17. Probably your local news. As far as national news i don't know if there is anything close to unbiased.
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Old 04-06-2020, 10:58 AM   #47
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If you have have FB search #Film Your Hospital

Lots and lots of people filming their hospitals. If you are interested
Keep some videos coming please. Those are eerie and can't really be refuted.
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Old 04-06-2020, 11:13 AM   #48
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I think the media went to shizz when they stopped being news reporters and started being journalist. F a journalist. I want a reporter. The person who simply reports the dang facts and lets you decide what the heck you should be concerned with.
The news journalist are just plain annoying
It’s all sensationalism on most every channel
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So who has the most unbiased and balanced news source?
Doesn't exist
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food for thought https://discussions.texasbowhunter.c...d.php?t=763867
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