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Trust

December 16, 2013

A recent letter addresses the trust the public has or more likely does not have in media. Trust is define as truth, reliable, ability, the strength of someone or something....

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USABorn

Dec-16-13 3:39 AM

More liberal clap-trap from Reeder. The newspapers and magazines have gone overboard in their support of Dumbama and his idiocies, and are paying the price in lost customers and advertisers.

I know of many who have cancelled their subscriptions because of the lies/support of Dumbama and his administration.

The same is true for Time Mag and others that have gone 100% liberal. They are going down the toilet!

Look at MSNBC and CNN, et al, so liberal their audiences have all but left them completely.

So Reeder.....better luck next letter. And we know there will be another because as a liberal you haven't the brains to know when to stop with the drivel!

I really believe you qualify as a narcissist because of your infallible belief that your opinions are sacrosanct!

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gavinf56

Dec-16-13 5:18 AM

"It is the information that is dispensed through media outlets that the public doesn't trust." - CMReeder

Well, somebody disagrees with this opinion, and also provides the facts to support their point.

See:

"If a Story Is Viral, Truth May Be Taking a Beating" - NYT, Dec 9 2013

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Premier

Dec-16-13 5:27 AM

I always wondered what "talking in circles" meant. Now I know.

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ToTEXASfromPA

Dec-16-13 6:01 AM

"They don't believe in the information and search for information that they do believe. People will always say they want impartial reporting yet they themselves are not impartial when looking for information."

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Don't forget when you are pointing one finger at others, you have three fingers pointing back.

In addition to the "truth" from media, newspapers, and magazines, the same can happen with books, public speakers, colleagues, etc. Whatever happened to the book called Systematic Theology by Wayne Grudem? Didn't fit the paradigm?

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Capricorn1

Dec-16-13 6:10 AM

No information is pure every person who takes it in taints it with their viewing of it. -Reeder

Actually in a lot of cases the information that is being reported is already tainted with bias. True facts are not left up to interpretation. When the source of these facts skews them with bias, they are no longer credible. News outlets need to get back to responsible journalism.

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VinceKnauff

Dec-16-13 6:35 AM

When the media consistently slants its coverage to make one political side look better and the other side worse, and it is easily found out, then trust erodes.

When the media chooses to downplay news that make their favored political party look bad and instead overplay news that make the party they dislike look bad, trust erodes.

Media bias favoring Democrats and opposing Republicans on a consistent basis is the reason fewer and fewer people trust the media. Chuck instead thinks that having too many other sources available to expose the dishonesty in the media is the reason trust was lost. You have it backwards as always Chuck.

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MrShaman

Dec-16-13 6:37 AM

"More liberal clap-trap from Reeder. The newspapers and magazines have gone overboard in their support of Dumbama and his idiocies, and are paying the price in lost customers and advertisers.

I know of many who have cancelled their subscriptions because of the lies/support of Dumbama and his administration.

The same is true for Time Mag and others that have gone 100% liberal. They are going down the toilet!

Look at MSNBC and CNN, et al, so liberal their audiences have all but left them completely." - USABorn

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All the advertising (bailing on Porky Limbaugh) is reaching maximum-density, huh?

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MrShaman

Dec-16-13 6:40 AM

"When the media consistently slants its coverage to make one political side look better and the other side worse, and it is easily found out, then trust erodes." - VinceKnauff

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...And, stupidity is exposed...

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See:

STUDY: Watching FOX News Makes You Stupid - Business Insider

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eriklatranyi

Dec-16-13 6:54 AM

One only has to look at the coverage of the recent school shooting in Colorado.

How many of you know the shooter was confronted by an armed man inside the school?

That armed man caused the shooter to kill himself. The incident was over in 80 seconds.

Police did not arrive for 14 minutes.

The shooter would have had 14 minutes of free time to murder students, teachers, etc had it not been for one man armed with a firearm.

This is not widely reported.

Why?

It does not fit the liberal worldview that all firearms are evil.

It does not fit the liberal narrative to laugh at the NRA for suggesting armed people in schools for exactly this reason.

That, my friends, is liberal media bias on display.

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enigma

Dec-16-13 6:57 AM

Chuck's latest contender for dumbest letter of the year is sure to be a winner. From the incorrect definition of truth to the assertion that "trust is not the reason for mistrust", the letter follows each dumb idea with one even dumber. No Chuck, it's not that we don't like the information we get from the media, it's that the information we get is incomplete, slanted or just plain wrong. The view a person has of a news story depends almost entirely of what the source of that story was. That's because the bias of the news source causes them to leave out details or spin them to their liking. That's not journalism, that's politics and not what we watch the news for. It would appear that Chuck is not only a blind sycophant of the Democrat party but also of the media, except of course Fox News and the Sun Gazette, because they don't agree with him. Wake up Chuck! They're all lying to you and don't deserve your trust.

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farmer

Dec-16-13 7:18 AM

Ok, I think I have a handle on where "stupid,blind sycophants,narcissists, and liberal Dumbama lovers get their news, but where do the enlightened get theirs?

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leaningright

Dec-16-13 7:29 AM

My "TRUST" Level in President Obama is ZERO. It did not take a media outlet to make me feel this way either. It was his own words that did that. Trust is earned not given.

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mfross

Dec-16-13 8:06 AM

Garbage in...garbage out. Somethings technology will never change.

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spike2

Dec-16-13 8:15 AM

Journalism does not exist. Does anyone understand every cable and radio talking head is trying to be a star. Do we forget where these folks come from. O'Reilly was on Inside Edition. Sharpton was a hack. Half covered sorts. These people all have writers and film editors. Each feeds a particular base. These very people attend every Washington party and even funerals together. They bash each other in front of a respective group and drink together in swanky clubs where we would never get a table. We all listen or watch what we want to hear. We are reinforced that our individual opinions are correct. We are never challenged by facts or differing opinions. Every cable channel hires a dolt to represent the views of the other side. We are getting exactly what we want, self-validation. Until we accept none of us are always right, that we personally have zero facts other than those that are spoon fed to us and start questioning everyone, this "news" will continue to flourish.

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enigma

Dec-16-13 8:42 AM

farmer, That's a good question. Unfortunately, it's not a simple answer. Because the media won't do it's job, it is left to us to sort through all the sources of information and sift out the spin and lies and gather all the pertinent facts. These days getting the truth is like putting together a jigsaw puzzle that has been mixed with several other puzzles. Most people don't have the time or inclination to do that, so most of the public are at the mercy of the media and live in a state of misinformation or disinformation. Sadly, they have a tendency to ridicule those who do the hard work of ferreting out the truth.

BTW Quotation marks should always be used in pairs.

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eriklatranyi

Dec-16-13 8:50 AM

enigma:

I agree with you, except in one area.

You said: "Most people don't have the time or inclination to do that (sift through information)..."

Sorry, but the average person knows all about their favorite sports team lineups, the latest gossip about the Kardashians, and what happened last night on "Walking Dead". They can certainly make the time to understand issues, news and politics.

They choose not to put any effort into gathering FACTS because they do not see the importance.

Meanwhile, we re-elect 97% of all politicians and have rampant corruption at all levels of government.

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underwood

Dec-16-13 9:58 AM

The LTE has it backwards, the news media shapes opinion not the other way around.

There is news, opinion and narrative or propaganda. Sources like Rush, Hannity and others are presenting their opinions surrounding news events. The mainstream outlets have become engaged in coloring news with narrative supporting one side. The only recourse an individual has is critical thinking and a wide source of information.

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ScottyDogg

Dec-16-13 12:02 PM

Talk about bias. Well MrShaman why don't you just make up the title of the Business Insider article which apparently does not contain the word Stupid and is actually titled:

"Watching Only Fox News Makes You Less Informed Than Watching No News At All"

The first line explains so very, very many of Mr.Shaman’s many posted comments:

Media outlets such as Fox News and MSNBC have a negative impact on people’s current events knowledge...

How many other of your:

*See: Have you actually misrepresented?

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mahs81

Dec-16-13 12:10 PM

Well MrShaman, looks like ScottyDogg just gave an example of your *

...And, stupidity is exposed...

Don't breathe to heavy, you'll fog up that mirror you apparently were looking in.

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mahs81

Dec-16-13 12:20 PM

"My "TRUST" Level in President Obama is ZERO. It did not take a media outlet to make me feel this way either. It was his own words that did that. Trust is earned not given."

Careful leaningright or they will call you a racist.

Some people just can not get it that many of us follow the words of Dr. King when we judge the President by the contain of his character and NOT the color of his skin.

Some said Jimmy Carter was incompetent but no one was ever accused of being anti-Southern when speaking that truth. Why the change when the current President displays the same incompetence? I know it is either W's fault or maybe Porky Limbaugh. Excuse me know while I go take care of this "thrill running up my leg."

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mahs81

Dec-16-13 12:22 PM

Whoops: Sorry, I ain't an English major nor can I type. So now, excuse me while I go take care of the "thrill running up my leg."

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VinceKnauff

Dec-16-13 12:24 PM

If not for alternate sources to read and see what the media chooses to slant or misreport, we would never know that the Denver Post purposely and deceptively edited an interview with a classmate of the student that fired shots at a Denver school last week. In that interview the student said that "he (Karl Pierson, the shooter) was a very opinionated Socialist" but the Post edited that to say that "he was very opinionated" and removed the Socialist label. Why did they do that? The editor said her reason for that was that the classmate probably didn't understand the meaning of 'Socialist' but left lots of other political labels in the article used by other classmates.

Why do you suppose that happened? Do you believe the explanation?

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gavinf56

Dec-16-13 12:28 PM

"*See: Have you actually misrepresented?" - ScottyDogg

If you follow and read his links, you will find it happens more than you think, sometimes to the point he was trying to make.

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Steelman

Dec-16-13 12:28 PM

They don't believe in the information and search for information that they do believe. People will always say they want impartial reporting yet they themselves are not impartial when looking for information. Information is what you make of it, all you are doing is blaming the messenger of the information. Charles M. Reeder

I thought Sham and Reeder were buddies. He just wiped Sham face right in it.

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VinceKnauff

Dec-16-13 12:41 PM

Look at major media websites. Read stories about various politicians in trouble. Take note how early in the story a party label is put on that politician in trouble. You will see in most cases, if that politician is a Republican, the party label is in the first couple sentences. If that politician is a Democrat however, most of the time that party label is near the end of the story and sometimes is left out of the story altogether.

Why is that pattern so consistently followed if not for bias against Republicans? Give me another reason why so many news editors do this.

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