Current Topics
Election Day
by Jeffery J. Haas
Today at 04:36 AM
Our political elders
by pondering_it_all
Today at 03:22 AM
Is it too soon to be talking 2020?
by chunkstyle
Yesterday at 10:52 PM
CNN's lawsuit over White House ban of Jim Acosta
by Jeffery J. Haas
Yesterday at 07:48 PM
the economy
by jgw
11/20/18 08:13 PM
Our Embarrasment of a White House
by logtroll
11/20/18 01:22 AM
Abraham Lincoln, The Gettysburg Address, November 19, 1863
by rporter314
11/19/18 05:48 PM
Round table NOVEMBER 2018
by pdx rick
11/18/18 07:17 PM
Trump's legal woes
by pdx rick
11/18/18 05:50 PM
The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2018
by Golem
11/17/18 01:18 AM
RED ALERT: Obstruction of Justice on Overdrive!
by pondering_it_all
11/16/18 04:05 AM
Happy Birthday, United States Marine Corps
by Greger
11/10/18 08:45 PM
What Left?
by Greger
11/09/18 02:42 AM
Sleazy Slimeball or Slimy Sleazebag?
by NW Ponderer
11/08/18 06:25 PM
The rising tides are upon us
by pondering_it_all
11/08/18 01:15 AM
People who remember every second of their life - Total recall | 60 Minutes Austr
by Jeffery J. Haas
11/04/18 10:42 PM
Frontline: Facebook Dilemma
by Jeffery J. Haas
11/04/18 10:27 PM
Miscellaneous humor thread
by Golem
11/04/18 09:22 PM
Roundtable for October 2018
by logtroll
10/30/18 11:06 PM
An Open Letter to My Teenage Son (Vietnam War era artifact)
by Jeffery J. Haas
10/29/18 05:02 AM
Forum Stats
6248 Members
58 Forums
16417 Topics
282869 Posts

Max Online: 294 @ 12/06/17 12:57 AM
Google Adsense
Topic Options
#305744 - 02/24/18 04:33 PM Reliable sources
NW Ponderer Offline
Moderator
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 09/09/11
Posts: 16310
It is already clear that there will be considerable efforts to game the 2018 election through false narratives. I was once trained as a journalist, and good journalism is like science - one has to challenge one's own assumptions to avoid bias. In the process, one also develops "reliable sources", mostly people who have consistently provided information that has been corroborated.

There are certain news sources that I consider my "reliable sources" when learning about a story. There are others that I read with much or massive skepticism. I think it is incumbent upon all of us to develop our "really sources" not, before the inevitable onslaught of misinformation that will follow. I think we also need to start to learn some of the techniques for fact-checking! an ode to fact checking.
_________________________
A well reasoned argument is like a diamond: impervious to corruption and crystal clear - and infinitely rarer.

Here, as elsewhere, people are outraged at what feels like a rigged game -- an economy that won't respond, a democracy that won't listen, and a financial sector that holds all the cards. - Robert Reich

Top
#305874 - 03/07/18 05:33 PM Re: Reliable sources [Re: NW Ponderer]
NW Ponderer Offline
Moderator
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 09/09/11
Posts: 16310
I came across this chart this morning.
Useful, I think: How biased is your news source? You probably won’t agree with this chart - MarketWatch.

Top
#305880 - 03/07/18 10:26 PM Re: Reliable sources [Re: NW Ponderer]
Jeffery J. Haas Offline


Pooh-Bah

Registered: 08/03/04
Posts: 13357
Loc: Whittier, California
That's been around for a while but it got populated a lot more since the last time I saw it, which was when it only had about eight or nine sources.
_________________________
"The Left ones think I'm Right, the Right ones think I'm wrong."
Leon Russell - Magic Mirror"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-H1iQ5Y6Eg

Top
#305881 - 03/07/18 11:15 PM Re: Reliable sources [Re: NW Ponderer]
pondering_it_all Offline
veteran

Registered: 02/27/06
Posts: 8002
Loc: North San Diego County
They warn that we won't agree with the chart, but I think it is quite accurate.

Top
#305882 - 03/08/18 02:38 AM Re: Reliable sources [Re: NW Ponderer]
Jeffery J. Haas Offline


Pooh-Bah

Registered: 08/03/04
Posts: 13357
Loc: Whittier, California
I think it's pretty much spot on.
_________________________
"The Left ones think I'm Right, the Right ones think I'm wrong."
Leon Russell - Magic Mirror"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-H1iQ5Y6Eg

Top
#305883 - 03/08/18 04:42 AM Re: Reliable sources [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
Ken Condon Offline
enthusiast

Registered: 06/14/07
Posts: 3824
Loc: Eugene, OR
I concur tam bien. But then go and take a look at the comments section below the article and ask yourself if the general population is really that blindly partisan or if there is something else going on there.

Such as perhaps nefarious programed robots of one persuasion or another spouting extremist drivel of whatever flavor is their chosen shade. As I have said for a long while now, these “comments” repeat a pattern of extremist views time and again. Like clockwork.

That has to have some effect, no?
_________________________
Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.

Top
#305886 - 03/08/18 05:16 AM Re: Reliable sources [Re: Ken Condon]
Jeffery J. Haas Offline


Pooh-Bah

Registered: 08/03/04
Posts: 13357
Loc: Whittier, California
Originally Posted By: Ken Condon
I concur tam bien. But then go and take a look at the comments section below the article and ask yourself if the general population is really that blindly partisan or if there is something else going on there.

Such as perhaps nefarious programed robots of one persuasion or another spouting extremist drivel of whatever flavor is their chosen shade. As I have said for a long while now, these “comments” repeat a pattern of extremist views time and again. Like clockwork.

That has to have some effect, no?


A lot of them are regurgitating IRA agitprop from St. Petersburg, RU.
_________________________
"The Left ones think I'm Right, the Right ones think I'm wrong."
Leon Russell - Magic Mirror"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-H1iQ5Y6Eg

Top

Who's Online
0 registered (), 43 Guests and 2 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
TrentonP, Nosf50, erumonej, Jensen Breck, Albertapkr
6248 Registered Users
A2