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May 6, 2013

"In times of important breaking news"

(see, Newtown and Boston Bombing), I find myself devoting substantial and increasing amounts of time towards filtering mainstream news media reports

trying to figure out what is sufficiently reliable as to be worthy of passing on to my blog readership. I find myself modifying mainstream news reports with terms such as "€œreportedly"€ and "€œaccording to reports."€  Or cautions to the readership to be "cautious."€ Wasn'€™t it supposed to be reverse? -- Some deep and meaningful thoughts on news filtering - Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion

Posted by gerardvanderleun at May 6, 2013 1:03 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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As a recovering news junkie, trying to sift the wheat from the chaff of lamestream media is like picking corn kernels out of horse manure. Sure, it's possible to do, but you're going to be dirty and confused no matter how you do it. Just go get the corn on your own. Don't wait for it to be filtered through the media. 90% of "news" is just some idiot on TV retelling you what his producer told him she read on the internet anyway.

Posted by: Scott M at May 6, 2013 10:42 PM

Don't forget, "Experts say...".

Posted by: LS at May 7, 2013 11:49 AM

Don't forget, "Experts say...".

Posted by: LS at May 7, 2013 11:50 AM

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