The Other Side Of The Story
The other day I listened to a podcast giving ‘the other side’ of a well-publicized trial. It was with something close to shock that I realized that yes, there actually was another side, one that the newspapers for the most part, didn’t report.
Hearing the things that most of the media did not report made me remember that newspapers and other media outlets aren’t in the business of providing news. They are in the business of making money.
That’s a whole different thing.
They report what will sell the most newspapers or garner the most views and, therefore, make the most money.
Getting real news from the media would be sooooo easy and soooo nice for lazy people like me. But it isn’t likely to happen.
The thing is, I know how to do my own research.
So I guess I just have to remind myself to get busy and check things out for myself every time the news media says whatever it says.
Hmmmmm – Think for yourself.
Isn’t that what wise people have been recommending just about forever?