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Loooooooool! Ministry of truth eh?
@No_Archons... You know that you only need one "o" in "lol" right? And I have no idea what your comment means.
Propaganda disguised as news is not informing
@Adam_INTJ Who are you talking to, me? And I have no idea what your comment means either.
@No_Archons Um... no. I know what the word "propaganda" means. Google "what the hell are you talking about."
Most of it is so outrageously biased that it may as well be propeganda
@Adam_INTJ... Which is something that someone who very clearly either 1) simply doesn't, or 2) simply can't, READ would say. You always have the option of... you know... reading.
... Shapiro doesn't report on anything himself. He isn't a journalist, the same way that John Oliver isn't actually a journalist. When he (Shapiro OR Oliver, just as an example) cites data or a study (on the rare occasions he does), he is *talking about someone else's work.* The work that some other person, usually a reporter or a social scientist, has already actually done the legwork for, and Shapiro is simply talking about their reporting. The reason you don't notice it-- and neither does Shapiro-- is because he only ever refers to statistics or reporting that confirms things that *he already chooses to believe.* And you-- his audience-- do the same thing. And it happens so seamlessly that you don't even notice it, and then afterward lambast the very sources that Shapiro is deriving his talking points from.I'm neither for, nor opposed to, Shapiro, and it's not about being opposed to or in favor of him. But if the man actually wanted discourse, he would talk about a *variety* of data and evidence from multiple sources, and as far as I know, he doesn't usually do that. Which is why his audience likes him in the first place. The moment he stops, he's going to lose you, and he knows it. The man is an entertainer-- and you've bought into it.
By that standard, nothing is a news source except Reuters and the AP because they do the man-on-the-ground reporting.Don't act like your opinion isn't politically motivated.
Um... no, there are a lot of other organizations that do the on-the-ground reporting. Like... lots, and lots, and lots of them. It's not just Reuters and the AP. And... um, yeah-- correct. If they aren't doing the actual news-gathering, *they aren't a news source.* Go to the source and read the actual information. What? Some study somewhere claims that thus-and-such is thus-and-such? Well, I refuse to believe it! Um... okay, then instead of reading a *summary* of that study, which SOMEONE ELSE has written, you know what you can do instead? Well... you can actually track down the very study itself and read it for yourself and look at the qualitative methods they used. And either be like "oh yeah, I guess their results make sense now" or "wait, they screwed up the control group method in this study." Whatever.Calling Shapiro a "news source" is no different from calling The Daily Show or John Oliver a "news source." No, they are 1) entertainers who are 2) news *condensers.* They are not a source. My opinion isn't "politically motivated"-- it's motivated by reason and logic and "duh." Get your head out of your ass.
Shapiro literally had a segment yesterday where he prattled on about-- guess what?-- actual reporting done by the Washington Post. Why? Because, as I just rationally stated, HE is not a news source. He simply was speaking *opinion* about the *facts* that were gathered by the Post. HE does not report on anything. Have you never actually... you know... watched him?