- 8 years ago
- Wedding: May 2013
“I think it’s pretty wise to question things the media tells you actually. I mean, if the government controls the media, then they could hypothetically be feeding us garbage, and as Mark Twain put it- it’s easier to fool people than to convince them they have been fooled.”
Most newspapers are owned by business owners who picked it up as a side venture. In writing for years now, for everything from state-level publications to local publications, never ever ever had I had the government any impact on my writing. The only censoring I ever had was when our newspapers owner was also doing PR for a business, and I found out information about that business he didn’t want released yet.
So it was a local business censoring, internal censoring, the government – doesn’t give a damned about most newspapers, blogs or websites.
Here’s a hint: most newspapers ethically tell reporters/journalists not to take photos of young children (under 14/15) without parent’s permission. Taking the photo fo the children being evacuated in a chain – unethical to most. That’s why there’s few to no photos.
Those media members who interviewed children about the shooting got severely chasitized.
For everyone else- It’s fine to go ahead and question what the media tells you. In fact, get educated on who owns what newspapers (no the government doesn’t own every newspaper and radio station) and what the owner’s political affiliations are. Then judge the newspaper.
On important issues – read multiple media sources to get all the details, compare and contrast. With sandy hook- of course there’s tone of mismatched details – lots of places published information before it was confirmed, leading to inaccurate details. If you search out early reports and they don’t match later reports, its because the information was corrected as time was given to sort out.
The same thing happens with the police all the time – multiple eyewitnesses give different details. THey have to piece together what happened – eventually a clearer picture emerges based on common details and evidence at the scene. But it takes time for that to happen.
Those who think 9/11 was a hoax – you are sick. I wish I could bring back friends and family killed. Or that the government asked them to die.