"A LIE DOESN'T BECOME TRUTH,
WRONG DOESN'T BECOME RIGHT,
JUST BECAUSE IT'S ACCEPTED
BY THE MAJORITY"
What passes for news and news givers today is probably not as bad as it was in past times. However, it is the sheer volume and audacity of todays instant mass media age that makes it worse. Black journalism has been around as long as reporting. It has long been recognized that by controlling the message it is easy to win support.
The major news sources are so lax at reporting true news that it is a stretch to find a story let alone the true story today. Twisting the news has become an art form. And even with the excesses of years ago the adversary position that was once thought by the founding fathers as the fourth branch of government to keep the balance is gone.
If you lack the facts today it is standard fair to start shouting and accusing the opponent of everything from bigotry to buffoonery. It is the classic 'don't bother me with the facts, I have my mind made up'.
Finally an independent review declared the Rolling Stone Magazines article on a gang rape at an eastern university to be beyond honest reporting and editorial control. NO KIDDING.
The first thing I ask is who in their right mind takes Rolling Stone as a serious news source in the first place? Maybe some idiots in Hollywierd or Californigoofia.
Major news sources bought the story hook line and sinker without their own fact checking. Only a few conservative organizations added the caveat that there was no immediate evidence.
So in the mean time a whole fraternity and many individuals have been dragged through the mud and lives affected forever by a trash piece by a trash publication.
Maybe Rolling Stone and their readership can go back to stories on drugged out musicians and the corporate music industry. Quit trying to gain acceptance as a hard hitting news organization. Leave that to the inept that have had years of experience.