Glenn Greenwald: What Are the Major Media Sources of Fake News and Disinformation? — Rise Up Times

Be very careful which news sources to trust! What I have started to do to try to discern truth from falsehood is to read multiple sources and take a good look at those sources to see what they might gain from spinning the story the way they do. Then I triangulate them much as a mapmaker might consult various maps in trying to orient myself. Glenn Greenwald is one source I don’t question. MSNBC, on the other hand…

Two minutes of outright lies.

Glenn Greenwald: What Are the Major Media Sources of Fake News and Disinformation? — Rise Up Times

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  1. I trust Glenn Greenwald too.

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  2. Benn Bell says:

    I am a little suspicious of Glenn Greenwald.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Really, Benn? Tell me more…

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      1. Benn Bell says:

        Oh, a few years ago he got crosswise with some journalists and media types and he left me with a bad impression. He is also a frequent guest on Fox. News. He holds views I disagree with. Therefore: suspicious.

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Ugh! All I had to read was frequent guest on Fox. Will draw a pencil through his name then. Thanks for the heads-up.

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          1. The Hinoeuma says:

            That’s interesting. You clearly thought he had something to say that resonated with you…or you wouldn’t have done a post about his material. So, he was on Fox. Why should it matter where he is a guest if what he has to say resonates with you? As a gay man advocating for constitutional balance of power, civil & political rights, he criticizes both Dems & ‘publicans, alike. I found this quote quite telling:

            “I think the only means of true political change will come from people working outside of that [two-party electoral] system to undermine it, and subvert it, and weaken it, and destroy it; not try to work within it to change it.” [taken from this video]:

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            1. msjadeli says:

              Where I am most familiar with him is in regards to Assange. I saw him in a doc somewhere along the way and was impressed by his views. I’m happy to learn more about the man and who he is. Thanks for your comment, Vic.

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  3. badfinger20 (Max) says:

    I don’t trust any news source… I find a story in a news scource…then I find the same one in another…and one doesn’t tell all of the story…I usually shoot in between.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Some of them you know will always lie also.

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      1. badfinger20 (Max) says:

        I know….it leaves us with trusting no one…that is where we are. I shrug my shoulders at my extreme liberal and conservative friends for believing everything they hear from their source which is always tilted toward their views.

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Have you heard of the new movie coming out called, “Don’t Look Up”? I read a review by Keith Garlington (a really good film reviewer imo) where he says the movie pretty much lambasts *everybody* on both sides of the aisle and everybody else too. Can’t wait to see it. We really need to get past this impasse we are living in.

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          1. badfinger20 (Max) says:

            No I haven’t…I would like to see it. For me…the media has way too much power and they know it. I just want the facts…give me a boring guy on camera and read the news off of paper….but real news.

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  4. GHLearner says:

    You know, I’m still undecided on Glenn Greenwald. On those who don’t trust the news: read news from other countries. They will usually report about things in your country that may be rather different from what your media write (which goes for every country, wherever you live). And for world matters, a view at major newspapers from other countries will give you a pretty good picture, too. There are always some major papers that have free articles. I read regularly, not every day but on relevant matters: the guardian, german papers (where I live), the Vancouver Sun, the NewYorker, the Toronto Star… and I follow several papers, institutions and international correspondents on Twitter. I avoid facebook like the plague. Of course you need to be willing to read outside of a cemented worldview. Say against the internet what you want, but if you don’t rely on television and facebook as news sources and know how to compare different accounts of the same event, you have better chances than ever before to get a rounded picture.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I’m glad you keep yourself well-informed. I mostly avoid the news as I don’t have the motivation/time to sort it all out.

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