Originally Posted by kittle42
Isn't the point that if a newspaper printed a report/article (not an opinion piece) that was factually inaccurate, it's unprofessional, embarrassing, and often forces a retraction, while the great majority of bloggers are not held to really any standards?
But things are spun nowadays (Snowden, Egypt, Occupy, Iran, Syria, etc.) or even just plain ignored. Really, the only place to find the other side of issues, and in many cases simply just the truth, is through crowd-sourced news. You can find it through media networks, but there's plenty of examples of why that isn't even as trustworthy source as, say, a video blog like the young turks.