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Goodfellas  | HE TOLD ME I WAS WRONG AND TO CHECK MY FACTS THEN HE PROVIDED A LINK TO CNN | image tagged in goodfellas | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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SOURCE EXPOSED | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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Leonardo Dicaprio Cheers Meme | I'LL SEE YOUR CNN REFERRAL AND RAISE YOU A WEEKLY WORLD NEWS | image tagged in memes,leonardo dicaprio cheers | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
Actually had this discussion this week, and that's what the person offered up. SMH. Truth is, if you are going to take a strong stand, look at the sources and their sources. WND, for example, is strictly opinion without offering data to back up their claims.

Avoid news sources that claim "a good friend" or a "person close to the source" unless the reporter can show corroborating facts. Check to see other corroborating sources, regardless of bias. Just make sure that it's not just a re-write of another article. How to tell if an article is close to the truth? Check the first five paragraphs. How much is opinion versus how much is fact. Look at the adjectives that describe the focus of the article. In those five paragraphs, it will become apparent. For a national news story, it should read something like, "Today the president said..." or "President Trump commented...". Adjectives are only used to push bias one way or another. I personally try to ignore most stories that say, "Today, Donald Trump tweeted..." because it shows lack of respect for the office of president by not stating that he's president, and tweets are usually good fodder for negative, biased stories.

Also, never use one source. Take the story that broke earlier this year about George Soros being involved with Black Lives Matter. A friend of mine sent me link, but the actual URL had more information in it than did the story. Does the journalist fly off the handle from the start? Poor Reporting. Does the journalist build his case first with facts (not open questions that only have "one" answer. That's for the opinion portion of the article) Lay out the facts first, then build your case. If you have to build your case first, that weakens the validity of the article.
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One Does Not Simply Meme | YOUR OBSERVATIONS ARE SPOT ON HOWEVER SADLY THIS IS HOW MANY "NEWS" ORGANIZATIONS AREN'T SLANTED THESE DAYS | image tagged in memes,one does not simply | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
For the most part they're playing to their audiences for ratings anymore. I find myself having to go to both left and right leaning sources to hear the slanted views and then trying to sort out the facts from the fiction, or of course, coming here to see which way the memes are trending. ????
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You're better off going to the left and right, and finding the calmest journalists there. There was a meme listed on the Hot Pages this morning about bias in the media. When I saw it, I did a WTF? It was about an UNLV engineering student that was allegedly slain by his roommate. No biggie, as far as journalism goes, but the meme pointed out that the article stressed that a Black engineering student was slain by his white roommate. I'll admit my journalism training is limited to a class in high school as well as practical experience on school newspapers and some magazine work. (journalist, not writer. That goes other directions) I started checking it out. The source used was a news service that caters to the African-American audience. They sensationalized it to make it appear as a race crime, when, to the best of my knowledge, race didn't enter the picture. Check MSM, and sure enough, nothing about race was mentioned. Some did report the victim was the president of the local Black Engineers Society, but that was to show he was held in high regard on campus.

The problem, like you point out, is that news agencies play to their target audience. That audience doesn't pay a bit of attention to checking it out. "I read it on the internet, so it's got to be true."
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Y U No Meme | TOO MUCH TEXT | image tagged in memes,y u no | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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It could have been worse: I could have been superfluous. Instead, I presented an complex idea in concise terms.
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Kebab | IT'S NOT NEWS IF YOU HEARD IT IN CNN | image tagged in memes | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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CNN is the original bull crap
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He should have know better, conservatives always laugh in the face of facts and reality. (Epic meme fail btw)
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You spelled liberals wrong. The votes say otherwise btw. Your comment is an epic fail like everything you do in life.
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yes because unlike infowars they actually check their facts first.. usually.. still .. way unlike some others
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Or the ministers of propaganda over at Fox that have a history of pressing peoples buttons and spout blanket denials and straight up nonsense.
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Did this Meme trigger you? it's okay they now make safe portable safe spaces for people like you. A few years ago someone invented this thing called Google. Type in most untrustworthy news network & it gives you the answer, I know facts confuse liberals like you, but it doesn't make facts less fact. True story,
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Why do you liberal democrats always change the subject when you can't debate?
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Sort of like how right wingers like to resort to mudslinging and name-calling?
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You spelled liberals wrong, I don't see conservatives burning the American flag, or protesting against opposing opinions. I won't burden you with anymore facts. those should be enough to trigger you.
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You're actually the one who descended into an ad-hominem attack.
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Liberal Democrats like you are calling it climate change now. Try to keep up.
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Nope Gender is a scientific fact. Confused mentally disturbed individuals like yourself just can't figure out how to use that package between your legs the . It's for the best, It means you won't breed
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(I'm still trying to learn how to post links) The Up-Vote Fairy has landed
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LMAO
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