In keeping with my ‘distorted-mass-media’ theme, I’ve decided to go off again and point out the halfass backward-ness of how people go around repeating things they’ve heard on television.
It’s interesting to note the amount of people who hear something once and then repeat it to someone else as fact.
What’s even more alarming is the amount of people who repeat things they heard on the news(television), without having researched this information for themselves.
Very seldom does someone hear something and look further into it(self-education).
Rule of thumb:
Just because it’s on T.V. doesn’t make it real/factual.
(Just because the news reports it doesn’t make it true.)
There is a VERY closely calculated formula in News media.
This is the result of years and years of research and development.
The people who write the anchors’ scripts use key words which have been researched/polled to capture and hold(hostage) your attention.
For more on the manipulative-biased-media-formula read my post HERE.
Don’t be so trusting of anything coming out of the T.V. box…
Here is an excellent post on “Detecting Bias In News Media,” from fair.org