Why You Must Be Careful Where You Get Your News

I’m sure you’ve seen the recent attacks on independent news and commentary sites (like this one) by the mainstream media and many people on the political left. They have been throwing out accusations of “fake news,” saying that we are stating things that aren’t true as if they are true. Specifically, they say that independent news sites were deliberately lying and misleading people for the purpose of getting Donald Trump elected President.

Now, whether you love or hate Trump, you need to question those making the accusations to see if their news sources are valid, or even if they have sources. What do I mean? What I mean is that the mainstream media is complicit in misleading people   Let’s be honest here: not giving relevant information (withholding information) is often as misleading as outright lying, and the mainstream media has done both.

One example, that you very likely have not heard about, is the recent court decision that ruled that CNN, in so many words, put out fake news. Rachel Stockman gives us the details:

Davide Carbone, former CEO of St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach, filed a defamation lawsuit against CNN after they aired what he claims were a ‘series of false and defamatory news reports’ regarding the infant mortality rate at the hospital. CNN’s report said the mortality rate was three times the national average. However, Mr. Carbone contends that CNN ‘intentionally’ manipulated statistics to bolster their report. He also claims that CNN purposely ignored information that would look favorable to the hospital in order to sensationalize the story.

Stockman continues:

On Wednesday, Federal District Judge Orinda Evans ruled that the case could move forward, even ruling that she found that CNN may have acted with ‘actual malice’ with the report — a standard necessary to prove a defamation claim.

In other words, Judge Evans ruled that the CNN report appears to have intentionally slanted the information so that viewers were deceived. This report directly led to Mr. Carbone losing his position as head of that hospital.

This poor guy was the victim of a direct attack from the mainstream media, and it had a devastating impact on his life. But consider this: if you are still depending on the mainstream media as your news source instead of finding alternative news sources to give you different perspectives and, often, more complete information, then you don’t have the information which you need so that you can make intelligent decisions to protect you and your family (For example, you probably haven’t heard about the information here anywhere else).

In other words, you have to look to alternative media, like this site, because the mainstream media puts out a lot of fake news.

 
 

  • Awaitingtherapture

    I believe nothing the MSM aka The propaganda sheet of the DNC, says. Sometimes there is just a little tiny bit of fact or truth they start out with but by the time they get done spinning it, it has morphed into something totally different.
    They should put a bounty on them.

    • Wildflowers52

      YES!

  • William Collins

    Another thing to consider is how CNN, the New York Times, the Washington Post, et al, have been airing stories where they quote unnamed sources, or quote letters. memos, etc., that no one has seen. This is amateur grade hearsay for the purpose of slander. What they count on is naive and gullible people falling for this character assassination “journalism” because they don’t bother to question what they are being told. At one time this style of “reporting” these “news” outfits are using would have earned their newspapers a spot near the grocery store cash register with the rest of the gossipping tabloids.

  • Alleged Comment

    What’s wrong with CNN? EVERYTHING!

    • mpdMD1965

      Rather watch cartoons. Characters make more sense.

  • jackel

    If one relies on the major news outlets, and a lot do, then no wonder there is so much unrest and unfounded hatred toward our President. It is all they cover and preach to us. Common sense goes a long way, unfortunately it is lacking today. And some out of laziness, just believe the major media. Look. They got the election totally wrong, and wouldn’t admit it, so just how creditable are they?????? I love the channel changer and mute buttons; helps with frustrating, slanted, big government news. Think I am wrong. Why are Obama and h. Clinton still relevant news after all that is being exposed against them!!!!????

  • Arielle

    I think that MSNBC is even WORSE then CNN. Those 2 jokers Joe, and Mica, should be put out to pasture.

  • disqus_dBIe0mKo35

    I never trust the Lamestream media and never will but you can still get news just not the lies the government wants to feed us

  • Susan P

    I have a little test for every news cast I watch and/or read. A real journalist tells us Who, What, Where, When and How. If they start talking about Why they are not reporting the news, they are reading an opinion based editorial. I do not go to the news to get someone else’s opinion. I want facts and only facts and I will form my own opinion. THAT is what I learned in school about journalism more than 50 years ago. Journalism today bears no resemblance to what it is supposed to be.

    Keep searching for a different source until you find facts without opinion.

  • Johnstoirvin
  • http://www.foxnews.com/ Houmid

    Point to remember is that alternative news media, such as this site, are just as susceptible to bias, discrimination, and malice as any of the major news media; and usually with less oversight. Do not go with any one news site as your sole source of information. And, make sure you look at what’s reported on those obviously biased sites; you have to know what your opponents are saying.

  • mpdMD1965

    Have not trusted Media in years. Only the braindead who are happy when the bonehead media reports what they want to hear are loyal listeners. That is why we are saddled with mushbrain leaders
    like rotten clinton and truly wicked bad local politicians. They are a joke.

  • jerry1944

    I think all news sites put there own spin on what news they print are talk about . I has to know if they are lessen to a dem are someone that loves there country Dems dont and there are a lot of rinos that dont ether

  • Bob Hunt

    If the main stream media don’t like you I can be pretty sure that you’re doing something good!

  • MajJohn

    Yep, don’t believe in anything unless it comes from an unverifiable unnamed inside source. There are three types of people in this world, those who know nothing about current or even past events, those who only know and believe the lies the media tells them or those who seek the truth from many sources.

  • jayshay

    I watch CBS news Monday through Friday nights. I click my stopwatch when the anchor starts talking, and I find that it is consistently less than thirty seconds before he starts badmouthing President Trump.

  • Scottar

    MSM is owned by about 4~5 corps and they have a NWO agenda so they do distorted to outright lying reporting. Now they compete against the Internet alternative media. Want some insider truth, go to CoasttoCoast.com or stevequayle.com under the Hot Headlines section.