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Is Mass Media All Lies?

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Aug 21. 0 Replies

Mat Tafibbi makes the point that US mass media has lost so much credibility that no one believes even the most horrendous political revelations. Extreme polarization as either bash Trump or bash…Continue

Tags: media distrust, impotence of polarized mainstream media

YouTube fosters Atheist trolls

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jul 29. 2 Replies

Different media foster or impair our capacity for reason, Marshall McLuhan said. It's plausible with regards to YouTube's effects on Atheism. Do you agree with Steve Shives who says,The most visible…Continue

Tags: bigotry, trolls, YouTube media effects

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Comment by Grinning Cat on March 5, 2013 at 1:31pm

Motivated reasoning: climate denialism hooks into what many of us would like to believe, that we can keep on feasting on an "energy banquet" forever, with continued growth, and so on, and so forth.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on March 5, 2013 at 12:40pm

Comment by Grinning Cat on February 24, 2013 at 10:37pm

I laughed at that generic caption with "NAME HERE" on the air, but feel sorry for the tech who accidentally put it on the live program!

Some photo caption goofs in print media:

http://www.jumbojoke.com/caption_contests_the_denver_post_way.html

http://www.jumbojoke.com/another_caption_gone_wrong.html

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on February 24, 2013 at 1:07pm

Comment by Lillie on November 22, 2012 at 7:29pm

I am really surprised Faux News got 3 right.

Comment by Loren Miller on November 22, 2012 at 5:40am

Problem is, Ruth, Faux Noise's coverage of much everything else is no better than their coverage of climate science.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on November 22, 2012 at 1:27am

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on November 20, 2012 at 12:14am

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on November 16, 2012 at 1:30pm

The station claims a reporter was trying to get an image of the real book from the internet, and didn't notice the image was Photoshopped until the story aired.

from Cheezburger's Pundit Kitchen

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on November 3, 2012 at 8:19pm

 

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