Author Topic: Thoughts on Democracy and Discussion  (Read 777 times)

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Offline SirJohn

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Re: Thoughts on Democracy and Discussion
« Reply #30 on: December 17, 2017, 04:37:42 pm »
I disagree. In the past you had no choice but to accept what you were told by the media because there was no other way for people to know otherwise. Now we have choices and the bias of the traditional sources has been exposed. It did not suddenly start and there was no 'golden age' of trustworthy media. We were just naive.

I don't know about there being unbiased media but I think everyone trusted Walter Cronkite would not tell you a lie. Same went for Harvey Kirck and Lloyd Robertson, Peter Kent and Knowlton Nash. As for newspapers, sure you know the Star was on the Left and the Sun on the Right, but you didn't think either would actually lie about anything, just slant the story a bit. So you read both.
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