I had a very interesting conversation last night about how media is very different worldwide. How News is worded, how it can be so biased by the Governments of the originating countries.
How "worldwide" we are given different priorities via our education and upbringing. Of course the government completely run our education systems, therefore we are rarely taught anything that is not our governments policy for us to learn.
My freind has been working in Japan for a year, shes going back real soon for another year. She was telling me about how the media and government work there and how there is a national ethic.
At first it sounded shocking but actually thinking about it, isnt patriotism the same thing?
Anyways my point being very similar to Doug's last week. About getting a whole story, getting opinions from both sides before drawing your own conclusions.
Reading through the Israel/Lebnanon threads i can see how media works, i can see how people have absolutely different views because geographically they are a long way away from each other and they are subjected to different media.
I know quite a few people on here DO take a look at the news in asia, africa, americas, australasia, europe and can draw thier own conclusions from this.
All i really want to say is, in another part of the world the same story can be told in a very different way. So please, check sources, look from all angels and please think for yourselves.
If only things were so simple as they were 12 years ago....
Today, speed to market (airwaves, 0010110101's) seems to take priority over accuracy. Hand in hand with sensationalism. (aka click-bait)
Next important is quantity ...
I was going to start another thread on how ridiculous some of the questions are from reporters, especially during big news events like this (Tx shooting)
"Listen" to the questions being asked, and how.
In prior events, you hear them ask stupid, obvious questions like "Is this the scariest thing you've seen?!?"
...Like maybe someone would answer .. "No, I saw the movie "The Exorcist" and that was worse"
Or sometimes you hear reporters try to plant terms, asking by-standers: "Wow! That fish is as big as a canoe, isn't it?" Followed by a headline "Witness says Canoe Sized Fish ...."