Can you even trust the media today? This is a very good question. So much of what we see and hear is made up propaganda to pass on a bias opinion. Many times, an article comes out only to be retracted as false. So how can we tell the difference? I am going to share a process I use. However, it is not 100% full proof by far but I think helps.
- Has the story been repeated by several credible news sources? Has the story been retracted or proven false by another media outlet?
- Does it sound too far out to be true? Oftentimes, journalists like to throw the extreme out there to get attention to their story and make it go further. Beware of insane headlines
- Watch multiple media outlets. Don’t just watch a liberal channel or a Republican channel. Make time to watch both to see what each says about the headlines. Then make your own educated decision which is right.
- Wikileaks is a reliable source of information in that they have never had to retract a story in 11 years and have won all court cases accusing them of false information. They do not have all the answers to your questions but if they say something, believe it.
- Not all conspiracy theories are true as we all know. Look it up in a reliable search engine. Educate yourself so that you can’t be led astray by fake news.
- Don’t let the media or anyone else give you the information you need. Take the time to look up resources and see what everyone else is saying. School yourself in everything you can. The key is to