This week’s Provocative Question posed by Fandango deals with news sources. This week he asks:
Where do you get most of your news from? Do you consider your primary news source (or sources) to be objective purveyors of truths and facts?
I don’t. It is as simple as that. I believe nothing and know that every reported story is laced with half-truths, outright lies and sensationalism. Mostly sensationalism and is directed to cause the most drama/ratings possible. There is no such thing as objective news sources. So how do I know what is going on in the world? I don’t. I care, of course, I care, but there are always three sides to every story. (Four if you work in the legal field and have to count the judge’s side of the story.)
I can literally take one single headline and discuss it with my sister, my father, my daughters and my husband and have five completely different takes with “facts” from each. I truly believe that nothing we are fed through any news source is in anyway factual. And because of that, I refuse to listen.