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    Quote Originally Posted by Farealmer View Post
    I guess I was foolish in thinking we still lived in times where we don't have to google every news outlet to know which are the ones we can ask about on a public forum without getting mocked.
    How was what I said mocking. It was a statement of fact.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Farealmer View Post
    I guess I was foolish in thinking we still lived in times where we don't have to google every news outlet to know which are the ones we can ask about on a public forum without getting mocked.
    Just Google "Media Bias Chart" and you'll get a pretty decent overview, both on partisan bias and how reliable the outlet in question is.

    The Epoch Times is rated as being slightly less reliable than CNN (TV, the web version is less biased and more reliable), and similar in right-wing bias to Newsmax and OANN.

    It sucks, but we live in an age where one can no longer presume anything in media is either unbiased or even truthful anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirby101 View Post
    How was what I said mocking. It was a statement of fact.
    I wasn't refering to you. That's why I didn't link your post. Your post was a solid answer, I thank you for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gray Lensman View Post
    Just Google "Media Bias Chart" and you'll get a pretty decent overview, both on partisan bias and how reliable the outlet in question is.

    The Epoch Times is rated as being slightly less reliable than CNN (TV, the web version is less biased and more reliable), and similar in right-wing bias to Newsmax and OANN.

    It sucks, but we live in an age where one can no longer presume anything in media is either unbiased or even truthful anymore.
    Since the election I have been thinking about media bias and the difference between CNN and Fox. Both are very biased but the core difference between CNN and Fox is that CNN hardly lies. what CNN does is constantly report all the real wrongs that Trump is doing. They hardly mention any good thing his polices does. That is bias sure but Fox in general is worse because Fox lies, make up stuff and deceive people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Farealmer View Post
    I guess I was foolish in thinking we still lived in times where we don't have to google every news outlet to know which are the ones we can ask about on a public forum without getting mocked.
    Always check your sources man, especially in a political forum or you'll get eaten up.

    The Epoch Times is bad journalism, not because it is right wing, but because it pedals in circumstantial evidence and bogus eye witness testimony that promotes conspiracy theories. In short, one step away from Alex Jones world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Mets View Post
    I don't think anyone is claiming that the only step colleges should take is to tell women not to drink to excess. The controversy is about whether it can be part of the process. It is absurd that there's pushback against useful advice.

    Happy Thanksgiving as well.
    It is also absurd to try to move a discussion on why the DeVos rules harm assault victims and help the perpetrators to how the victims contribute to their own assaults.

    But that is SOP for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The no face guy View Post
    Always check your sources man, especially in a political forum or you'll get eaten up.
    I thought I was posting on CBR, not 4chan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Farealmer View Post
    I thought I was posting on CBR, not 4chan.
    He was being figurative. We have rules we follow and try to be respectful as we can. That said, no post here gets to go unquestioned. Epoch Times is still a crap source.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Farealmer View Post
    I guess I was foolish in thinking we still lived in times where we don't have to google every news outlet to know which are the ones we can ask about on a public forum without getting mocked.
    One can pretty much read any article from the Epoch Times and tell how far right they are. They can spin the fuck out of any story. I remember the issue after the Election seeing a headline on the cover saying (paraphrasing) "Stocks rally after blue wave fails to materialize." Really?!? Not because Biden won?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gray Lensman View Post
    The Epoch Times is rated as being slightly less reliable than CNN (TV, the web version is less biased and more reliable), and similar in right-wing bias to Newsmax and OANN.
    Not giving CNN any credit here, but that chart is being very generous to Epoch Times. From what I can tell, they don't print ANYTHING that doesn't have a deliberate right wing bias!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Castle View Post
    Since the election I have been thinking about media bias and the difference between CNN and Fox. Both are very biased but the core difference between CNN and Fox is that CNN hardly lies. what CNN does is constantly report all the real wrongs that Trump is doing. They hardly mention any good thing his polices does. That is bias sure but Fox in general is worse because Fox lies, make up stuff and deceive people.
    There aren't that many good things that Trump has done. Even when he does the right thing, it's for the wrong reasons, like moving the American Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
    Watching television is not an activity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malvolio View Post
    There aren't that many good things that Trump has done. Even when he does the right thing, it's for the wrong reasons, like moving the American Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
    I don't know if America deciding to go from "Arbiter of the Peace Process" to Blatant Sponsor of Israel's Hegemony qualifies as "the right thing". It certainly doesn't strengthen the moderate faction of the Palestinians, and it would only give the radical extreme faction there more arguments in their favor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malvolio View Post
    There aren't that many good things that Trump has done.
    Exactly! There's a reason that we don't hear about the mainstream media reporting about the good things that Trump did. It's because they were so few and far between. Often they were eclipsed by something or multiple things that he did which were inversely heinous. I'm sure that Mussolini did a few good things during his regime, too!
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    Right wing media is really weird.

    Like really weird.

    I've seen it's love of conspiracy theories before but this latest one really tickled me, the "Great Reset" conspiracy is just pure crazy town and even the saner of the Rightwing talking heads are playing into it and Ingram's quote about it just makes me laugh as she describes it like this in an apocalyptic tone, " His handlers, who are basically all old Obama staffers, believe in something called the Great Reset of capitalism.It’s a plan to force a more equitable distribution of global resources.”

    A more equitable distribution of resources is scary?

    I don't get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thwhtGuardian View Post
    Right wing media is really weird.

    Like really weird.

    I've seen it's love of conspiracy theories before but this latest one really tickled me, the "Great Reset" conspiracy is just pure crazy town and even the saner of the Rightwing talking heads are playing into it and Ingram's quote about it just makes me laugh as she describes it like this in an apocalyptic tone, " His handlers, who are basically all old Obama staffers, believe in something called the Great Reset of capitalism.Its a plan to force a more equitable distribution of global resources.

    A more equitable distribution of resources is scary?

    I don't get it.
    That's an alternative way of saying Socialism/Communism, which scares the Right because they see it as the big scary government coming to take everything they own away from them. It actually works in parallel to the 2nd Amendment/NRA guys who cried that the Government was going to take their guns away, or the Evangelicals who cried that the government was going to take away their religion, turning everyone into atheists. Or even worse, Vegan-Hippy Atheists.
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