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Anonymous asked in News & EventsMedia & Journalism · 6 months ago

How much of the news is real , misinformation or misdirection?

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  • 5 months ago

    In all news stories there are facts, but whether those facts are actually reported or turned into opinions is the real issue with journalism.

    We are all journalists, in our own right. Let's say we were at a dinner table with ten other guests who all were served the exact same item ordered from the menu. Then, every one of us wrote about our dinning experience and how we liked/disliked the food. Not everyone is going to have the exact same thing to say about everything on their plates. We would hear that someone thought the mashed potatoes were too salty while another person may say that the mashed potatoes were too lumpy. One person may have loved gravy while another person did not. Some people will think that the meat should have been well done while others loved the pink center. So, you see, reporting is based upon one's opinion, most of the time.

    I could look at a scantly clad woman and think she looks trashy, while another person may think she is so hot that they admire her with a bit of excitement.

    Reporting is all about how one sees something...and then write it down.

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  • 6 months ago

    I wonder.....All people or groups of same have their opinions. And they hire new reporters they "like",

    So what happens, news outlets get a consensus of opinion s, within their newsrooms, all thinking alike.

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  • 6 months ago

    A lot of it is jet plain lies. And the commie dems love it!

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  • 6 months ago

    In Houston the news is almost all local the rest is infomersials

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  • Betty
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    The majority of news is misdirection....we only get told what the government wants us to believe....

    • wombatfreaks
      Lv 7
      6 months agoReport

      Even the various news that is in opposition to government goals, policy, or stance?

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  • 6 months ago

    All news is real, it's just that the context is spun quite a distance from the actual truth. Misdirection certainly.

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  • Pearl
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    depends on what the news is

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  • 6 months ago

    at the national network level........at least 50%......... Conservatively

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  • As far as the corporate variety, at least 50% is misinformation and misdirection based on real events.

    The story's buried in there somewhere.

    :)

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  • 6 months ago

    That rather depends on who is providing the news.... or their interpretation of events.

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