View Poll Results: Is fake news an enemy of the people?

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    32 65.31%
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    6 12.24%
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    Re: Is fake news an enemy of the people?

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    Is "news" that is purposefully false or misleading something we should be battling against as our enemy? Why or why not?
    Not only is fake news something we should be battling, it's something we should have been battling all along, not just now. Going back retroactive to 2015 anyway, we should have been more vigilant, checked multiples sources and we should be aware that every day propaganda is put out there to influence each of us. The sorting out the real from propaganda takes some effort and most don't even want to make that effort or want to know the facts. People will believe what they choose to believe not what's real or fake.

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    Re: Is fake news an enemy of the people?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    You mean real jobs or internet jobs?
    Actual employment.
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    Re: Is fake news an enemy of the people?

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    Is "news" that is purposefully false or misleading something we should be battling against as our enemy? Why or why not?
    What I see, especially on the cable news networks is three networks that have taken sides in our political battles. Two present their news from the very liberal, leftest point of view, the other from the right, conservative. The three are becoming about as close as you can get to propaganda wings of the Democratic and Republican parties. None report the news, especially political news fairly, accurately and fully. All three have a political agenda and advances that agenda to the best of their ability with the most bias they can throw at the public.

    All three are for profit news channels, all three are in the business to make as much money as possible out of their biased reporting of the news. Which caters to each's viewing audience. The left flocks to CNN and MSNBC, the right to Fox. Can we fault these three news networks for giving their viewership what they want, the news in a way that their watchers and listeners want the news reported to them?

    Perhaps the question should be, is reporting the news in a very bias way, not reporting the news in a fully, accurately or fair manner classified as being the enemy of the people? After all, all three are giving their viewers exactly what they want.

    Trust in the media is at an all time low, probably because of all the bias reporting, because those reporting the news has taken sides. Only 32% of all Americans have either a great deal or a fair amount of trust in the news media to report the news fully, fairly and accurately. An all time low.

    https://news.gallup.com/poll/195542/...s-new-low.aspx

    Perhaps people like to be told what to think. Like to have their political beliefs reinforced. Like the news only from their point of view, their political ideology, philosophy. If so, cable news is the place to turn. You won't get just the news reported, you'll get it from whichever stations political philosophy, agenda, bias and you can sit at home in comfort knowing not the accurate, full news, but the news from your point of view.

    Such is news when money takes precedence over accurately, fully and fairly reporting of the days events. Keep your viewership happy and add more. The more viewership one networks has, the more money they can charge for their commercials.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: Is fake news an enemy of the people?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Actual employment.
    Not like a fake bartender at a website, right? Conservatives are really busy. They don't have time for that, right?

    Yeah. Conservatives are busy working real jobs. Ignore the man behind the curtain playing with his pud and pretending to be busy.

    I'd like a pretend whisky, straight, barkeep. If you have time.

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