I can’t hardly stand to turn on the TV anymore. Most times I’m watching Netflix or Hulu, so I don’t tune into the news, but every time I’m somewhere where the news is on, I say ‘what the hell’ and watch anyway. I like to be informed. I like to know what is going on in the world around me. But I don’t normally inform myself by watching the news on TV.
I can’t stand the way everything in the media is twisted and turned to fit a certain agenda.
Now let me set the record straight here. I am not trying to make this political. I do not take either side when it comes to politics in the United States. I see issues from both sides and I criticize the decisions from both parties. I was never someone to obnoxiously claim, “Fake news!!” and disregard information that was presented to me simply because it was on the news. I take information, process it, do my own research, and then make an educated opinion on what I heard.
But that’s not to say that I don’t see the bias that is constantly presented to us. I’ve watched Fox News and I’ve watched CNN and I’ve watched independent broadcasting, but I still can always point out when the information being given to me is being presented with an agenda. There is a way to present information that is simply stating the facts and what you know; rather than to present information in a way that includes opinions, assumptions, and allegations. I watch these newscasts and laugh and roll my eyes because I’m someone that can hear a sentence and automatically know that what I’m hearing isn’t necessarily unbiased. Doesn’t mean that it’s not true, but it does mean that you should do some digging of your own to determine what the facts are and what information is panning to a certain audience.
Just feed me the facts, nothing more. I want to form my own opinions on the matter without having your thoughts shoved in my face. That’s all.