Why don't people here source check their "links"?

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  1. Texanmike
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    I've noticed that around here people throw up all kinds of asinine links and provide them as if they are some sort of hard evidence of facts. MSNBC is not a legitimate source unless you have access to their source information. The same can be said for Fox news... CNN and just about every major "news" manufacturer out there. Journalistic integrity is at an all time low it would seem. How many times are polls that are designed with predetermined outcomes going to be quoted before people go out and look at the construction of the polls they are quoting? I bring this up because it seems that people on both the left and right are doing word searches in google and and literally finding the first source that agrees with them and posting it. If your link includes something like Issues why don't you verify it before you post it. It isn't a rule, I get that... but why not do it just to increase your credibility?

    Just an observation. Flame away.

    Mike
     
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    I think sources are legit, you can check em if you dont belive them. It's not that hard. Plus some of the more partisan sites do have stuff. If it wasnt for the executive privlege, none of the major sites talked about fast and furious, but it still did exist.
     
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    I'm not saying sources aren't ever legit. I'm saying that you look like an ass if you throw up a link and then it turns out to be completely wrong/false/slanted...

    Mike
     
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    Most don't read their own sources; just the headlines.

    A case in point:
    http://www.usmessageboard.com/politics/207826-obama-soldiers-in-afghanistan-must-be-fired-upon-to-receive-combat-pay.html#post4805098
     
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    I never trust the 1st site google recommends... I go to tried and true sites that have shown some semblance of crediblity.
    Hack sites are outed pretty easily... I wont mention any names :eusa_silenced:

    My favorite thing to do is post from youtube... in their own words.

     
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    If the headline is salacious enough, there is no need to verify it or question it in the hyper-partisan mind. Look to some of the more inflammatory headlines, most are blogs or sites that pander to the extreme mind or perhaps not so extreme mind (see Romney Impersonated a Cop). It’s propaganda for the most part. The news media controls a lot of what we believe and that is scary. It has come to the point that free thinking is really non-existent for many. Or more so some use the media hold to try and sway the truth.

    “Believe only half of what you see and nothing that you hear.” ~~ ― Edgar Allan Poe
     
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    I do the same and I also go to many different news sources, figuring the truth is somewhere in the middle.
     
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    Fox and MSNBC are both legitimate links.
     
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    Fact is most people don't see beyond the headline, and Most people only Look at stuff that Favors their Position. Human Nature.
     
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    when you compare FOX to CNN you lose all credibility

    good night

    :cool:
     
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