What does it mean if I no longer believe the news is fake?
To add, I no longer have the thought that the mainstream media is lying to their viewers.
- Anonymous3 weeks ago
Welcome back to reality.
- Anonymous1 month ago
It means you are no longer a left wing sheep.
- snafuLv 71 month ago
You’ve probably changed channel.
- A.J.Lv 71 month ago
I'll try to be brief on yet another complex subject, but difficult subjects are not 1-line replies. "Fake news" used to mean false information passed in media with a purpose of deceiving the reader or listener". Fox Commentators sometimes provide actual fake news. Sean Hannity, a Fox Commentator, "off the record" called Trump crazy. Trump's narcissism and personal "win at any cost" and lack of empathy is extremely well documented as his ability to tell a group of supporters exactly what they want to hear. Fox News has a real news division, formerly chief anchor Shep Smith called out Trump and Fox News commentators sometimes. Fox News division is not as biased. CNN and MSNBC are liberal biased. Trump redefined "fake news" to mean unsupportive news. It doesn't mean its not true.
All media has bias. It doesn't make it fake.
Ad Fontes Media has a good media bias chart.
There is Media Bias Fact Check
There is Allsides
Bias is in many forms. Choice of stories to cover, and words chosen like "thug", "caravan", "criminals", "law and order"(as an idiom concept), "drug addict", and even "liberal" as if it is something bad to want to work with a changing demographics and treat everyone equitably. Over 90% of people think treating people fairly is a good thing. People know rich people are in control now. Media bias is also in providing misleading information and images. Poor people used to be Caucasians in Appalachia and it changed to Black people in cities. Media today shows a car out of control missing a baby carriage and says "tragedy averted" and by the way, three people died in the accident. The media can state unemployment numbers instead of employment numbers. The media can state averages versus medians.
Start by learning the charts of bias and anything you claim you should verify in multiple independent sources. The news is generally not fake, but is biased.
Online and Televised are also different. It would be great if more people got smarter. Everyone seems to be afraid to learn and more interested in emotions than facts.