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(Political Wire)   Do news reporters or politicians lie more often?   (politicalwire.com) divider line 21
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4902 clicks; posted to Main » on 25 Apr 2014 at 9:56 AM (34 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-04-25 10:06:18 AM  
3 votes:

AppleOptionEsc: ArkAngel: Yes

Barfmaker: Yes

nekom: Yep, definitely.

probesport: Yes.

SmellsLikePoo: yes

yep.


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2014-04-25 08:33:44 AM  
3 votes:
Yes
2014-04-25 10:47:39 AM  
2 votes:
Reporters: Tell only part of the truth in compliance with their personal beliefs and political alignment, and perhaps even those of their news employer (Fox News, MSNBC, etc.). Omit details, twist, contort and spin-off the truth and may or may not make the rest up. Degree and severity of these traits generally depends on bias of the news station/agency and efforts to remain unbias.

Politicians: They open their mouths when speaking, and that's it.
2014-04-25 10:20:43 AM  
2 votes:
Politicians have to lie in order to get you to vote for them.

Journalists have to lie in order to get you to watch their programs or read their stories.

So, it's your fault that they lie. You should feel bad.
2014-04-25 08:40:38 AM  
2 votes:

MmmmBacon: For the purposes of this question, are Fox News and CNN still considered to be journalistic? Because if not, that significantly changes the discussion.


Ok, I understand saying that about CNN, but Fox News? I don't think you can apply the word "still" there.
2014-04-25 08:33:26 AM  
2 votes:
Yes
2014-04-25 12:20:47 PM  
1 votes:
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2014-04-25 10:55:09 AM  
1 votes:

Wendy's Chili: R.A.Danny: Seems like a lot of people really don't get how bad it is in Chicago, and really don't want to since there is a (D) behind everyone's name.

Oh look, another mind-reading Fark Independent™ here to tell us what we think.


I have never accused you of thinking.
2014-04-25 10:51:50 AM  
1 votes:
There's a difference between lying, and just being shiatty at your job.
2014-04-25 10:45:51 AM  
1 votes:
When you lie to the government it's a felony
When the government lies to you it's politics
When the media lie to you it's Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
2014-04-25 10:39:35 AM  
1 votes:

selena gomez has an anus: Do News Reporters or Politicians Republicans Lie More often?

Fixed that for you subby.  Please don't lump in Democrats with the lying swine.


Bait?
2014-04-25 10:34:42 AM  
1 votes:

AppleOptionEsc: ArkAngel: Yes

Barfmaker: Yes

nekom: Yep, definitely.

probesport: Yes.

SmellsLikePoo: yes

yep.


img1.wikia.nocookie.net

Yup.
2014-04-25 10:19:45 AM  
1 votes:
The difference is one of intent. Politicians lie because they want you to specifically believe one thing as opposed to another. Contrary to popular snark, politicians aren't constantly lying, because you often already believe what they'd like you to believe.

"Reporters," such as they are today*, aren't so much liars as fabulists. They show up, take a glance at the general gist of things, and proceed to give a 45-second standup on something they've spent 40 seconds researching. Or, to take an example from print journalism that actually happened to me recently, they type up the story as they're interviewing you. (Seriously. Dude was actually writing the story itself while I was answering his questions. I could see the screen--these were not notes on what I was saying.)

So the reporters' "lies" are mostly lies of omission, or casual assumptions they're making about what probably must be going on, with no particular intent to deceive. Well, with no intent to deceive other than the obvious lie of "I've thoroughly checked this story out and what I'm telling you represents a trustworthy summary of what you could reasonably expect to know about this."

* yes, yes, there are exceptions
2014-04-25 10:11:06 AM  
1 votes:

AppleOptionEsc: ArkAngel: Yes

Barfmaker: Yes

nekom: Yep, definitely.

probesport: Yes.

SmellsLikePoo: yes

yep.


mmhmm
2014-04-25 10:10:10 AM  
1 votes:

probesport: AppleOptionEsc: ArkAngel: Yes

Barfmaker: Yes

nekom: Yep, definitely.

probesport: Yes.

SmellsLikePoo: yes

yep.

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Days like this make me love this site.

/I tell you what
2014-04-25 10:01:50 AM  
1 votes:
4.bp.blogspot.com
2014-04-25 09:59:00 AM  
1 votes:
Normally, I would be the first in line to take a shot at Emanuel, but trying to make a scandal out of CNN working with the mayor's office on a documentary isn't scandalous - it's expected.  What is scandalous, though, is passing of Taegan Goodard's laziness as "reporting".
2014-04-25 08:36:36 AM  
1 votes:
For the purposes of this question, are Fox News and CNN still considered to be journalistic? Because if not, that significantly changes the discussion.
2014-04-25 08:34:31 AM  
1 votes:
I assume the implied clause is "...than they used to?"
2014-04-25 08:29:51 AM  
1 votes:
Oh, absolutely!
vpb [TotalFark]
2014-04-25 08:23:58 AM  
1 votes:
It would be fairly difficult to make a documentary about a city without involving the city hall.
 
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