Ok so you criticise both CNN and Fox, so what newspaper would you suggest then? The post started with a request for FOX, and now has gone to "all news channels are bad"... should one now revert to the newspaper (Sowetan) and for daily international news where would an unbiased middle aged white guy go and get his news other than flying over a copy of his local daily from his country of origincage wrote: ↑Thu May 02, 2019 1:20 pmWell, now that is a subjective definition, trust being something needing to be earned.
The fox clan would consider CNN to be untrustworthy and vice versa.
Being permanently skeptical is a good place to start, if a piece is well researched and not written to be sensational then you are heading in the right direction.
I would agree with Darren that printed media is a better option as their business model isn't driven via clickbait and the need to get something (anything) out first.
There is more time to produce quality content and less pressure to get anything up now.
How many news sites simply have a "breaking!" page up when something has happened but nothing else?
Then it is followed by mining social media comments, none of which can be fact checked, followed by one line updates until eventually a coherent paragraph can be formed. It's all about generating hits and revenue, quality is the last in the equation.
Whether it is this type of "reporting" or the same news on rinse and repeat every 5 minutes, I'd lump that all in untrustworthy.
We should go back to the old days (sound like a real avcom member now ) - two editions of news a day. Get it right and go home.
You both seem fairly well read and educated so I assume you get your news from somewhere or does the "dont read the right or the left media" only apply to the rest of us