Have you ever read an article or heard a news report that you found hard to wrap your head around? The kind where little or conflicting information is reported. The conclusion is loosely explained and there was not enough information as to how this conclusion was reached. Even before I had personal experiences of people I know making news and the way their stories were incorrectly reported, I used to wonder just how accurate our news was. I wondered where the facts actually came from. Is the story being deliberately slanted? Where exactly did the details come from, eye witnesses, relatives, victims, the police on the scene? Are the facts correct or summations of trying to put two and two together without real knowledge of what actually occurred. Like in cases of accidents, suicide or murder sometimes these cases can be difficult to determine. Depending on who is interviewed, whether they know the difference between the truth and fiction or even wish to tell the truth, you will only know what others think happened or want you to know. The story is only as accurate as the investigation and the facts found, as long as everyone agrees they want the truth known.
I have read the book “Bias” by Bernard Goldberg an ex-CBS reporter. In it he reports his experiences on how the networks decide to present various stories in ways that distort the facts and don’t tell a complete or accurate story. Not lies, mind you, but the truth according to them and how they want certain others to look. They know how to get sympathy for some and paint others as villains, instead of just stating fact and allowing everyone to come to their own conclusions. Some stories are very obvious lately. It’s pretty obvious to me that most network reporters hate conservatives, which in a way disturbs me because they are more level-headed or logical about things. We won’t go into the many reasons why the conservatives also despise liberals, who are now in charge of most, if not all, of our networks. I am amazed at the way they manage to put a good spin on bad things and a bad spin on that which is good and morally right. I know that Liberals are in favor of most things that make the average citizen cringe, but the spin is to make you think that there is something wrong with you because you are normal. And normal is bad why again? Because you are not open-minded enough to consider how others wish to behave and expect them to think and act like everyone else. In my opinion, most civilized societies have to operate this way to survive.
I actually started this post because of an article I read this morning that stated “Looters Steal $200K in Coins After Hoarder’s Death.” It went on to state that there had been numerous people going onto a property, stealing coins and selling them. When it was finally investigated they found the resident “crushed to death” months before. They in no way mentioned that they felt any of the thieves were responsible for the man’s death. The victim was painted as a weird, hated loner so I’m wondering that since no one seemed to care that he died at all, apparently they are not investigating this as a crime scene except for the stolen items. No mention if they thought it was somehow an accident or if foul play crossed their minds while it danced across mine. These types of articles are beginning to be the rule instead of the exception. I would really appreciate well documented, factual based news by reporters that actually get to the heart of their stories.