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    Re: Is this Media Matters claim fact, or fiction?

    Quote Originally Posted by Moon View Post
    I hear lots of stories on the news where they report information as it's available. I was just curious if you applied the same standard to actual news reporting, or if it's reserved for Beck's opinion show.
    I consider all news that's reported "as it's available" to be laziness incarnate. Ratings and the need to be the first to release a scoop is why so much inaccuracy gets spread, and it's why such "journalists" have an increasingly terrible reputation. Add to that the need to cater an ideology to your audience and the format becomes utter garbage. And yes, I consider sites like Huffingtonpost and MM to be just as deplorable.

    They're all brain rot.

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    Re: Is this Media Matters claim fact, or fiction?

    You really dont get it, do you? It is wrong no matter who does it. There are mitigating circumstances, such as imminent danger like not confirming a tornado is coming, but just in case, but it is the same responsibility even if you are talking to your buddies at the water cooler. You should make a reasonable attempt to ensure what you spread is true. Lying is wrong, even for RWers.
    Quote Originally Posted by Moon View Post
    I hear lots of stories on the news where they report information as it's available. I was just curious if you applied the same standard to actual news reporting, or if it's reserved for Beck's opinion show.
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    Re: Is this Media Matters claim fact, or fiction?

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    Because the people that watch Beck need beck to tell them what to think, he does. It cracks me up the party that used to call itself the party of morals and ethics dont even recognize lying anymore.
    You mean Media Matters needs Beck to tell them what to think? Too funny.
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    Re: Is this Media Matters claim fact, or fiction?

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    You really dont get it, do you? It is wrong no matter who does it. There are mitigating circumstances, such as imminent danger like not confirming a tornado is coming, but just in case, but it is the same responsibility even if you are talking to your buddies at the water cooler. You should make a reasonable attempt to ensure what you spread is true. Lying is wrong, even for RWers.
    Except he didn't lie. Stop letting MM do your thinking for you.
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    Re: Is this Media Matters claim fact, or fiction?

    Media matters stated mission is to expose RW media lies. They are honest about it, that is why they exist. IF they called themselves fair and balance and only attacked the RWers I would have the EXACT same problem with them I do with Fox. Lying is lying.
    Quote Originally Posted by Moon View Post
    You mean Media Matters needs Beck to tell them what to think? Too funny.
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    Re: Is this Media Matters claim fact, or fiction?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Why would he even air the report if he hadn't done enough investigation to find out?
    I asked the same question.

    I recently watched a special on Walter Cronkite and his reporting of Kennedy's assassination. It talked about how he refused to report that Kennedy had died until it could be 100% confirmed. Even though this meant someone else said it on air first. If that is true, and I like to think it is, I don't see that kind of integrity in our journalism now. Stations like FOX and MSNBC has degenerated to nothing but opinion media. It is ultimately destructive and divisive unless you are capable of listening with an objective ear and do a little research on your own.
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    Re: Is this Media Matters claim fact, or fiction?

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    Because the people that watch Beck need beck to tell them what to think, he does. It cracks me up the party that used to call itself the party of morals and ethics dont even recognize lying anymore.
    If that's true then explain to me why it is, that those who didn't understand the english language and rediculously asserted that the Media Matters claim was correct when it wasn't, all seem to be from your side of the fence?

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    Re: Is this Media Matters claim fact, or fiction?

    Quote Originally Posted by opendebate View Post
    I asked the same question.

    I recently watched a special on Walter Cronkite and his reporting of Kennedy's assassination. It talked about how he refused to report that Kennedy had died until he could be 100% confirmed. If that is true, and I like to think it is, I don't see that kind of integrity in our journalism now. Stations like FOX and MSNBC has degenerated to nothing but opinion media. It is ultimately destructive and divisive.
    Tell me about it. The standards have dropped such that one crap journalist can quote another crap journalist site and that somehow qualifies as news.

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    Re: Is this Media Matters claim fact, or fiction?

    Quote Originally Posted by Moon View Post
    I hear lots of stories on the news where they report information as it's available. I was just curious if you applied the same standard to actual news reporting, or if it's reserved for Beck's opinion show.
    I didn't hear too much bitching when the media reported on wikileaks and Snowden's claims before they were verified.

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    Re: Is this Media Matters claim fact, or fiction?

    He presented a message with the intent to deceive.
    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    If that's true then explain to me why it is, that those who didn't understand the english language and rediculously asserted that the Media Matters claim was correct when it wasn't, all seem to be from your side of the fence?
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