Originally Posted by ckblv
The media ALL spins it anyway. It is so hard for a person to know what is really true.
I very rarely weigh in on this topic and I'm sorry to hijack this thread... but I feel compelled to point out that journalists have a job. That is to report the news fairly and accurately. Yes, they make mistakes (Judith Miller and her fiasco in reporting WMD comes to mind) but they are human
(how many of your co-workers never make mistakes?) and the deadlines and obstructions they face within the government make it difficult to obtain ALL the information needed to present the entire picture at once. Ask your local city council reporter. Hence, follow-up stories.
A print journalist myself, I am bothered by the waning faith the public has in their newsources. Every journalist I've worked with has a strong commitment to discovering the truth and reporting it fairly and accurately. Unfortunately, we are also the only profession to air our dirty laundry when someone does stray (which goes hand in hand with our commitment to telling the truth!) and that situation causes the public to distrust us more each time.
If you distrust "spun" news, you can thank your governments, big corporations and anyone else who has something to hide that should be reported.
Again, sorry to hijack. I felt it was a comment that needed to be made and I'd be happy to discuss this topic in its own thread.