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Old 10-29-2013, 08:15 PM
kittle42 kittle42 is offline
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Originally Posted by blandman View Post
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.
Not every newspaper is the New York Post. I haven't noticed a ton of spin in the Chicago newspapers on pure news stories. Meanwhile, a majority of bloggers have "agendas," for lack of a better word. Maybe this is part of the reason print media is dying - they have to abide by journalistic standards set a hundred years ago, and people would rather have spin and opinion.
Ridiculousness across all sports:

(1) "You have no valid opinion because you never played the game."
(2) "Stats are irrelevant. This guy just doesn't know how to win."