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Old 11-08-2012, 10:42 AM   #94
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Originally Posted by listopencil View Post
First of all, no one should trust any news source. You should check out a variety of sources and pay attention to the actual quotes. By the way...sometimes the quotes aren't true either. It's rare but it happens. Also look for hard data in these articles and see if some of that data might be missing that applies to the story. Journalism is dead in this country. You have to be able to sift through the bullshit.
This is true. I remember when I first started watching CSPAN (when I was young and had cable TV). It was amazing to see the difference between what a politician actually said on the floor of Congress and how it was reported the next day in the newspaper.

A more recent example is reporting on a Pentagon report produced after sifting through reams of captured Iraqi documents. Mainstream news sources reported that the Pentagon had found no links between Saddam and al Qaeda. But if you look in the report, you find not only links, but collaborative links between Saddam and Ayman al-Zawahiri's Egyptian Islamic Jihad. Zawahiri's EIJ merged with bin Laden's al Qaeda prior to 9/11 and at the time of 9/11, most of al Qaeda's senior leadership supplied by EIJ.
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