MSNBC? Nope. Fox News? No way! The New York Times? Oh, hell no! Wall Street Journal? Don't think so. Washington Post, Politico, National Review, CNN, NPR, PBS, The Economist, Al Jazeera? No, no and, let's see...no.
I must be in the minority of the world's media consumers in that I generally trust MOST sources that staff experienced reporters, anchors and editors to some degree to report something that resembles the truth. Exceptions would be opinion pieces which, although may draw on actual facts, are being edited to the author's discretion to make a point. In that case, I decide for myself whether I agree or not.
But what about just straight reporting? You know the stuff that we listened to, read, and watched to find out what happened along the campaign trail for the past 2 years? And the stuff we continue to look to in order to get an idea of what the state of affairs to come might be? Seems like everyone on the Vine is listening to SOMETHING, or else they wouldn't have anything to talk about, right?
But how many times have you heard someone on the vine proclaim that you can't trust information from that network or that newspaper or even the media itself when it comes to getting reliable information? My question is, ok, if you don't trust some or all of IT, where DO you get your information from? You know, the information that you BELIEVE?
So let's hear it: who do you trust to get the truth on what's happening in the world at large and why?
I think maybe I should have titled this article, "How do you decide what you believe is really the truth about political/world affairs given the information you may or may not be getting from the media, your friends/family, your place of worship, your tealeaves, etc.?" or something like that.