Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Are you still depending on major media for your news?

Are you still depending on major media for your news?  By that, I mean outlets like the New York Times, CNN, the Los Angeles Times, or Fox News.  Here's an excellent example illustrating why your trust is most seriously misplaced.  There are some slightly better outlets: the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, etc.  But the difference is more like that between Coke and Pepsi, not Yugo and Mercedes.  In my own experience, bloggers and independent journalists (like Michael Totten, or Michael Yon) are far more reliable and insightful sources.

Before you start condemning the major media, you should reflect upon why they are so bad.  The reason is simple.  The kind of “news” they're spewing is manifestly what consumers want.  It's what draws the viewers and readers.  It's not their fault that we're (collectively) a bunch of moronic thrill seekers.  It's ours...

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