September 13, 2021 8:35 pm at 8:35 pm #2007592
Do you think all news has some sort of agenda and reports “facts” that suits their agenda?September 13, 2021 10:34 pm at 10:34 pm #2007652ujmParticipant
Mazal Tov on your upsherin.September 14, 2021 10:38 am at 10:38 am #2007789
Even Yeshiva World (especially Yeshiva World) has this issue. When I have time, I shop around and read news stories from multiple places, like CNN and FoxNews. Usually the stories are the same, but there’s minor emphasise and small editorials that make all the difference. Of course there’s also many stories that one news source would run but another would ignore.
One thing I’ve found interesting is when extremely biased sources print the same stories. Like a left wing site may publish some story about some progressive event as “good” news while a right wing site may publish the same thing intended as “bad” news.September 14, 2021 10:38 am at 10:38 am #2007787
YesSeptember 14, 2021 11:59 am at 11:59 am #2007794LostsparkParticipant
Ujm: haha more like, Mazal Tov on your Bris!September 14, 2021 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm #2007795
I was implying that
So is it that we’re biased and therefore we go to the site that agrees with our bias or are we biased because the site that we usually go to feeds us biased information
This might be a chicken or egg questionSeptember 14, 2021 2:01 pm at 2:01 pm #2007828interjectionParticipant
“So is it that we’re biased and therefore we go to the site that agrees with our bias or are we biased because the site that we usually go to feeds us biased information”
I think it’s a combination.
There’s also almost a feeling of intimidation to agree with the “other” side of whatever side you are on.
Meaning, if you are a bit more conservative and you read CNN then you might feel that you must plug your nose. If you tend to identify more along the left then even when you agree with Trump, as a CNN commentator did yesterday, it must be with a huge “but”.September 14, 2021 2:01 pm at 2:01 pm #2007832September 15, 2021 1:25 am at 1:25 am #2008128September 15, 2021 1:26 am at 1:26 am #2008132Always_Ask_QuestionsParticipant
I agree on bias. Social media and algorithms amplify that. Adaptive tools (fbook, youtube, google search) feed you what you liked previously and amplify it further. I try to read moderate-left sources to avoid being biased by more natural right ones. It is usually transparent when they are biased [say, blaming bad decisions by Obama admin, but avoiding naming them. Just match the dates yourself]. If I feel I start believing what they are saying, then I take a detox.
And I think, Jewish learning should help everyone learn basics of questioning sources, literary analysis – what is missing, who is saying, what if there is a mis-attribution, etc
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