Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Who Do You Believe?

In the world of instant news that we inhabit, have you found yourself wondering which news source to believe? I'll admit that I have. Cable news, regular TV and radio programs, podcasts,  newspapers, Twitter, Facebook... The list goes on and on. It's reached the point where you can find out, any time of the day or night, what the latest opinion is. And if you don't like that one, move to another news source and get an opposite one.

My philosophy has always been to hear the facts and make up my own mind. But facts are sometime difficult to come by, although opinions aren't. How do you separate the two? Do you have any suggestions? I'd like to know.


Priscilla Bettis said...

I alternate between short bouts of conservative news and liberal news. (Admittedly, one is easier to listen to than the other.) Then I have a broader fact base from which to form an opinion. This does drain me, so sometimes (like this whole week) I take a break from all news!

Richard Mabry said...

I hear you, Priscilla. Even though I prefer news channels that give me one viewpoint, I make a habit of hearing the other--although it's sometimes interspersed with my shouts of derision. I long for the days of people who'd simply report the news, not give their interpretation of it.