JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: ALTERNATIVE NEWS SOURCES ARE SUBJECT TO ERRORS AND BIAS JUST AS MAINLINE NEWS SOURCES ARE – THE NEED FOR SCEPTICISM TOWARDS ALL PRESS AND MEDIA – YOU MUST EVALUATE FOR YOURSELF – NO LISTS OF GOOD SOURCES AND NO CORPORATE “SEALS OF APPROVAL” CAN BE TAKEN AT FACE VALUE   Leave a comment

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE BY ERIC ZUESSE IN RUSSIA INSIDER

 

“Boycott the Empire’s Lying Press: Here’s a Handy List of Reliable Alternative Media”

 

Oh, this is silly.

First, in any complex matter that you really want to understand, you don’t ignore or “boycott” those about whom you are concerned or doubtful.

You try understanding just what it is they are doing and why they are doing it, and what it is they are trying to do changes regularly with circumstances.

You know, you can even learn something from the bias and dishonesty of others.

Second, while I follow a good deal of the alternative and foreign press and regard them as very important to my understanding of events, they have no exclusive on accuracy or honesty or lack of bias.

Enlightened scepticism is our best approach in all matters concerning news sources.

Third, anyone claiming to point out the true and dependable sources should be treated with scepticism. It’s no different in principle to corporate truth-determining, fact-checking gimmicks we now see regularly put “out there.”

If you want truth, you must work for it. Like all precious commodities, no one is giving truth away free to you. Good information in anything is costly, never free. You must evaluate.

There are sources to be trusted more than others, but it takes effort to learn who they are, but even then, they will be subject to making mistakes and, definitely subject to displaying some bias.

Bias for each news source is a little like a code you must understand to decipher the underlying message.

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