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  • #1638995

    whitecar
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    Am i the only one that gets annoyed when YWN puts in their headling “SHOCK” “HATE” or somtething else that turns opinion into fact? Is asking for the basic news to much to ask for these days?

    #1639352

    Amil Zola
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    I don’t think that your post shows evidence that YW is telling you what to think. A headline is something to catch the attention of a reader. Perhaps the real complaint is why YW seems to frequently use hyperbole in their headlines?

    #1639359

    Avi K
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    I agree. Jewish journalism should be on a higher level. I am also sick of over-moderation. Disclosure: yesterday I posted a song about anti-vaxxers to the tune of “Dreidel, dreidel” and it was deleted.

    #1639391

    ☕️coffee addict
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    Is asking for the basic news to much to ask for these days?

    Yes

    All news is biased

    #1639467

    ZionGate
    Participant

    YWN is news website & get ad revenue based on views, so a catchy headline is a way of attracting clicks. It’s called business strategy. Avi K, I think it depends on which moderator is on that moment, or maybe YW can explain how it works.

    #1639494

    apushatayid
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    Thinking this is a news site, is your 1st and biggest mistake.

    #1639499

    ZionGate
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    It’s not what I think, it’s what they think

    #1640425

    yehudayona
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    It should be Yeshiva World “News.”

    #1640442

    Gadolhadorah
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    No one is telling you what to “think”. For most of us, YWN is important source/aggregator of news stories that we might not otherwise see. The news articles frequently trigger concurrent CR postings where you get a fairly wide range of perspectives on the underlying news, including views that would not appear in the mainstream media. Ultimately, you decide what to “think”, even if the news story has a clear “spin”.

    #1640621

    yichusdik
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    In all seriousness, it may be that many who ascribe to a world view where they turn to others for not only halachic and hashkafic guidance but also for guidance in “how to think” are particularly sensitive when they see such coming from a media source.

    It may seem obvious but it might be worth considering gathering all the halachic and hashkafic guidance you can, then gathering multiple perspectives on news that is relevant to you, and then FORM AN OPINION OF YOUR OWN BASED ON ALL THE POSITIVE INFLUENCES AND OBJECTIVE FACTS that you have at your disposal.

    I think and hope that’s what YWN has in mind.

    #1641383

    whitecar
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    @yichusdik you must be new to this site. Ywn has a clear bias to the circles it the owner owner doesnt like (chareidim, berlanders, lev tahor ppl) not that they are wrong but their titles are filled with hatred. They feel its their job to influence our opinion. We can read articles for ourselves and form an opinion but no. Ywn will tell you what opinion to form before you even click on anything. Such disgusting ppl

    #1641524

    yichusdik
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    @whitecar, lol. I’ve been posting here since 2008, but not so much lately.

    The moment one begins to write, they form their own perspective, and deliver it even when they fervently want to be objective. There is essentially no such thing as complete objectivity in writing news, commentary, or headlines. To expect it is unrealistic, to demand it is foolish, and to consider it disgusting, well, considering the examples you brought of Berlanders and Lev Tahor, I think your disgust is misdirected.
    And as far as it goes, there is some degree of objectivity attempted by the editors. I can recall posting something that wasn’t very flattering about the actions of a particular Rebbe of a particular chasidus many years ago, and even though their editorial bent was not particularly favorable to that chasidus and that Rebbes shitos (including, aptly, his direction on “how to think”), they wouldn’t post my comment, feeling it was disrespectful. Though I disagreed, I respected their prerogative and their standards.

    #1657375

    LTIMB
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    In general the best way to take ANY news is with a grain of salt, no matter on how much you like the perspective.
    In addition I also want to point out that this thread is increasingly bordering on lashon hara and moitzie shemra.

    #1658865

    LOTR92
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    yo unless you are giving money to the site you don’t got a say in the matter. they give free news so they can color it how they want. if you don’t like it, shove off.

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