Why would they be conservative?
Who else would do something like that? CNN is a notoriously left leaning network.
Someone who wasn't a sheep?
In the words of God Speed you Black Emperor:You are trapped in the belly of a horrible machine and the machine is bleeding to death.There is no left or right, there is no choice there is no spoon there is only a prison for your mind.
If he was digging, the technically he should have done an underground utility search first.
@CaptainSmartass He did the gas line was not mapped. The gas company had been fined multiple times for failing to submit information on all of their existing line location. So this line was never put into the system. I think the company, also, did not respond back to verify either. In Texas so much is done by sub, sub contractors. My friend's house filled up with natural gas after a subcontractor working for Atmos created a gas leak when they were replacing some faulty gas line valves. My friend went out and asked should we leave our house. Their neighbors saw gas coming out of the vents on the top of their attic. Atmos did come out. They are replacing equipment all over the area because of faulty valves and house periodically blow up. Our entire city of over 130,000 has outdated gas pipes.
we learned this in recent years... no matter how it looks.
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At least Fox publishes the truth. And invites liberals to discuss political subjects.
@SkipStop For the most part, CNN, MSNBC, CBS, Fox, ABC are trying, when reporting things, to get them right. What they do though is focus obsessively on certain stories while ignoring others, then have pundits who just fellate/demand the execution of trump for most of the day. Things they report happening are generally actually happening though. By contrast a lot of online news sources are frequently pushing news stories that are pure click-bait fabrications. Some of them are invented for political aims, but a lot of online fake news is just being generated by people who want traffic.I do think it's damaging for people to slam CNN OR Fox to their kids as fake news, because for the most part they're 'real and biased'. So teaching your kids to read the bias and get multiple sources is great. Saying 'that's fake' to things that are not creates bubbles where people can be incredibly easily manipulated since they don't believe anything they don't want to hear.
Oh, forgot to answer your question. I would say that news stories are reported by people, not robots. And reporters are sometimes told to lie about the truth they disagree with or don't like. And cnn has a long track record of lying. So don't listen to what they say. And I would give them a list of networks that are trustworthy.
Most teens now get political news from Instagram.That's not an improvement over CNN and Fox, as shitty as they are.
@0112358 you are talking to a hippy... no kid of mine would give a fuck about instagrunt but yes many kids do get news on social media which is like the modern version of the washigton post or over here the dailly mail so we can't pretend fake news is a new thing... we were both brought up on it ourselves
My point is that while traditional news sources have likely gotten worse, the replacements people are using are far, far worse then the original problem. You could ban your kids having access to the internet, but they'd still be immersed in a peer group whose news about the world is mainly coming from niche websites that spread flat out disinformation.
@0112358 hmmmm see its true google points us as individuals into echo chambers so i have to wonder how different that is to the days of ony a few channels to choose from... i would make sure to counter this that my kids knew to question everything in the same way i was taught to
Interestingly, this has sort of happened before, as technology shifts multiple or consolidate news sources. I'm not as familiar with UK history, but certainly in the US there were periods where newspapers were very strictly split into democrat or republican, and then other periods where technology pushed consolidation and newspapers taking a more 'centrist' tone even if the editorial board had a tilt. When cable news started, there was one cable news channel so it had to be 'neutral', but as channels spread and even more as internet sites explode, there's no centralizing pressure.
@0112358 yeah that sort of happened here too but the way i was taught i questioned the centrist stuff too which lead me down the path to understanding hypernormalisation and the reality that both sides are just two sides of the same coin...