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How much do you trust the Mainstream Media?

Do you trust the mainstream Media?   23 votes

  1. 1. Do you trust the mainstream Media?

    • totally, and i think that they cover all the major stories
      0
    • more so than not, and i think that they cover all the major stories
      4
    • about 25% of the time, their stories are mostly irrelevant
      16
    • hardly ever, their stories are mostly irrelevant
      3

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yea i know the selections are very limited, wasn't trying to have 20 answer options with sub categories, haha. feel free to discuss the variables :D

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Somewhere in between #1 and #2. Just by following some major world news outlets (such as the UK) it is obvious that the mainstream media in the US deliberately skips major stories. Many of their stories are irrelevant. Many have a political bias.

If I want "BREAKING NEWS" then they are fine. Except TMZ and the national enquirer gets the best scoops.

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Can't answer that poll, my answer is not in there. There are publications and organizations I trust, some that are relatively ok, and some that are only good for headline news, not for indepth analysis.

NPR, the Economist, Jane's (although not a mainstream media) and a few others are top notch. NYTimes, the Washington Post are mid level, and Fox/Msnbc are only good for headline stuff and not much else.

There are also some sources, that although more technical in nature, can be top notch news sources when they focus on that area. For example, Popular Mechanics.

But I trust all of them more than I trust most of the non mainstream sites where anyone can post anything they want to without a hint of verification or substance.

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Can't answer that poll, my answer is not in there. There are publications and organizations I trust, some that are relatively ok, and some that are only good for headline news, not for indepth analysis.

NPR, the Economist, Jane's (although not a mainstream media) and a few others are top notch. NYTimes, the Washington Post are mid level, and Fox/Msnbc are only good for headline stuff and not much else.

There are also some sources, that although more technical in nature, can be top notch news sources when they focus on that area. For example, Popular Mechanics.

But I trust all of them more than I trust most of the non mainstream sites where anyone can post anything they want to without a hint of verification or substance.

yea thats true. there were a lot more variables i thought about trying to get in there, but wasn't trying to have a 20 option poll haha. figured those options would be sufficient, generally speaking.

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what media outlets do you consider "mainstream?"

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what media outlets do you consider "mainstream?"

fox, cnn, nbc, abc, msnbc, new york times, washington post, la times, huffington post, popular mechanics, etc.

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what's mainstream about huffington post? it's independently owned and operated, just like prison planet.

how do you define mainstream?

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what's mainstream about huffington post? it's independently owned and operated, just like prison planet.

how do you define mainstream?

that is true. i just have their recent sensoring of jesse venura's column on 9/11 stuck in the back of my mind, which wasn't very independent of them haha.

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yeah that ventura thing was messed up.

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If the Huffy censured Jesse Ventura, then I may have to raise my assessment of it from left leaning version of the National Enquirer to left leaning version of Fox.

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Faked celebrations of Muslims after 911. In other words, stock footage from a totally different incident. All I need to know about the MSM.

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that is true. i just have their recent sensoring of jesse venura's column on 9/11 stuck in the back of my mind, which wasn't very independent of them haha.

Link? I didn't see that.

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