Is News Truth or Lies?
"Lie" is defined: To make an untrue statement with intent to deceive; an untrue or inaccurate statement that may or may not be believed to be true by the speaker.
The greater truth or the greater lie may well be in the decision of what news to report and what to conceal.
Stephen Smith, in his July 14 column, wrote "I don't agree with most of the cable networks biases," then offers a blasphemous description of a number of the FOX-TV news analysts. The column did not produce one single positive idea on improving conditions in our society.
He characterizes news from the FOX network as wrongheaded, lightweight, produced by stooges and egomaniacal dumbos, etc.
Only two basic opinions prevail in our society -- capitalism and individual responsibility, or big government and a welfare, socialist state.
I can just as accurately use Stephen Smith's terms to describe Chris Matthews, Tim Russert, Andrea Mitchell, etc. These people have not said one positive word regarding the U.S. government and its policies since the election of George W. Bush.
The election this fall will again be determined by how many people decide to vote, not on political philosophy. The media are divided between capitalism and socialism, and the public knows exactly which journalist supports which philosophy.
The philosophy toward war follows the same philosophies. There was strong support to join Great Britain in a war against Hitler, and also strong support for isolationism and a negotiated peace.
Adolf Hitler, in "Mein Kampf," wrote that the two easiest people to fool are those who believe everything they read and those who believe nothing. Our media prove his point.
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