Originally Posted by VermisciousKnid View Post
More likely I think you are blowing smoke. It's SOP for publishers of fake news. They create the impression of some kind of equivalence between their fake stories and real reporting by claiming bias, but I've never actually heard of one of these 'biased' professional news sources being caught in an outright lie over any Trump stories. That would be proof of bad reporting.
On the other hand, fake news has been proven wrong over and over again, but there are no repercussions because there are no journalistic standards for them.
Professional news sources are famous for the following:
1. Digging up acquaintances from a person’s past and then reporting fragmented quotes from them as “news” … sorry but that is gossip
in my book.
2. Reporting only “bad” or seemingly “sensational” items without comment on what it means in full context.
3. Mr. or Ms. X voted against bill Y, therefore s/he is racist, hates children, doesn’t care about the poor, etc.
4. Mr. or Ms. X pronounced a word incorrectly in a speech, therefore s/he is stupid.
The above are just a few examples of the crap news reported during any political campaign. The same level of crap-reporting that happens every day of the year. All may not be “outright lies” however it is all outright manipulation towards a specific purpose and is therefore unprofessional and unethical.
I am stepping out of this argument because the personal attacks have already started (see above) and that never ends well and is pointless.