Of course media with an agenda is nothing new, early newspapers were straight up published by political parties, but due to media consolidation they now have an incredible ability to bend reality.
Remarkable that the media world we live in in 2020 was predicted by of all things, a video game released in 2001, Metal Gear Solid 2. The assertion made by that game that in the future thanks to the internet and deluge of information, it will be impossible to know what is true or not.
Publishing straight-up lies is another thing entirely. When news sources publish lies, reading multiple news sources doesn't give you a more accurate picture, it gives you a less accurate one.
> If fox news were honest, you could read Fox to try to balance out the bias you know exists on MSNBC...
You cannot properly derive the truth with two opposite biases. We need reputable journalism.
Several other news sources are hanging on by a thread.
Why do many 'news' sources think we have no memory of what they have written? It doesn't take very long to discover which news sites are unreliable and which ones are mostly correct.
A lot of them are hideously slanted garbage, but I they make for it in volume :)
Hopefully in a few years, some new reliable news institutions will have emerged.
It seems like such an essential thing that something is bound to appear. If not though pure market forces, maybe through billionaire philanthropy or something.
At minimum, I expect much to change in this field. If in good or bad ways, we'll see.
Of course, many companies just changed their marketing without changing their actual product. But the consumer taste changed, at least.
There is a good reason that the number of newspapers printed around the world is a mere shadow of what it once was.
However... that first picture was very obviously a collage, complete with inconsistent lighting and a gradient fade. You'd have to believe in ghosts to think that was an undoctored photo.
In theory, the media serves as the public watchdog for government. If media violates the ethical standards they should be called out.
The truth is television media has always had low standards for these rules versus print media. That it transfers to their digital properties is no surprise.
Ernie Kovacs sometime in the '60s
Looked at supermarket checkout tabloid covers lately?
The believability bar may be lower than you’d hope.
Would you fear for Fox News journalists’ health and welfare in CHAZ?