05.07.2020 07:25 AM

When this is all over, politicians aren’t the only ones we need to hold accountable

9 Comments

  1. joe long says:

    And who’s going to hold them accountable? CNN?

  2. Dave says:

    I thought only mindless Trump bots made these claims.

  3. Fred from BC says:

    All of them are equally guilty, by the look of that.

  4. Mark D says:

    Best advice I was ever given by philosophy professor and media critic was to listen to BBC and read the respected British dailies (as opposed to the tabloids) for my news in English. And make sure I read across the spectrum to ensure a diversity of viewpoints.

    • Fred from BC says:

      “Best advice I was ever given by philosophy professor and media critic was to listen to BBC and read the respected British dailies ”

      That was good advice, for sure.

      “(as opposed to the tabloids)”

      So, not The Guardian, then.

      “And make sure I read across the spectrum to ensure a diversity of viewpoints.”

      That’s the best way to become well-informed enough to be a successful debater (ask any lawyer), and less easily fooled by all the fake news out there. It’s quite helpful to know what their arguments are going to be before they even make them. Occasionally, if you possess the requisite maturity level, you may also find valid enough reasons to change your own opinions (some people have real trouble with that part, though).

      Can’t speak for everyone, but I myself never stop learning.

  5. Yet Another Calgarian says:

    Matt Taibbi has been hammering the lack of accountablity and lack of accuracy in the media for a few years now.

    His personal site on Substack is well worth a read on this topic.

  6. Pipes says:

    Don’t know about yous, but I’m a gettin one of these bad boys ASAP- https://gettrumpybear.com/

  7. jsa says:

    falsum nuntium!

  8. Lyndon Dunkley says:

    Or we could just suspend the crazed partisanship for awhile and admit that through some combination of collective virus skepticism post-SARS, H1N1, MERS, and Ebola and likely Chinese malfeasance at the beginning, we all find ourselves in the position we are in today.

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