Can The Russian Media Be Trusted?

Can The Russian Media Be Trusted?

This year, two news anchors – one in the UK and one in the US – quit their jobs at Russian-run television networks because they were no longer willing to pass off false information and other Russian propaganda as news. Instead of getting mired down in the truth-in-media-debate or picking apart each individual news story, […]

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Information Obesity: Take Responsibility for Your Media Menu

Information Obesity: Take Responsibility for Your Media Menu

Information over-consumption is what a lot of people think they mean when they say information overload.  Information over-consumption makes a lot more sense.  We don’t say that someone is suffering from food overload.  It’s not like fried chickens are offing themselves then jumping into deep fryers and some undead zombie chicken flies out of the […]

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Media bias in education coverage? | IN 60 SECONDS

Media bias in education coverage? | IN 60 SECONDS

In an era marked by heated claims of media bias, journalists need to ensure that news coverage is independent and impartial. Education, the field I know best, is one where it should be easy to meet this bar. To see where things stand, two colleagues and I analyzed major media news coverage of federal education […]

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Billionaires Control the Media

Billionaires Control the Media

Billionaires control the media, and it is undermining democracy. “This is a great set of papers” “I’ve had such fun out there reading those papers anyone who thinks politics are boring would have their mind changed by these papers. The Sun, Times, Mail, Metro and Telegraph are all owned by individuals who are incredibly wealthy […]

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Trump-Russia Collusion: How Did the Media Get it Wrong? | Mueller Investigation | America Uncovered

Trump-Russia Collusion: How Did the Media Get it Wrong? | Mueller Investigation | America Uncovered

For two years, the media waited for Robert Muller to expose Trump. But now, it’s over. And it turns out… “There was no collusion with Russia” So did the media screw up? And will they face a reckoning? This is America Uncovered. I’m Chris Chappell. The media. It plays such an important role in our […]

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Why You’re Just As Fake As Fake News. (Hostile Media Effect)

Why You’re Just As Fake As Fake News. (Hostile Media Effect)

Welcome back Tweedsters, I’m gonna do a little experiment with you now, take a moment to read the headlines on the screen from The New York Times, a left leaning paper. How do you feel about these headlines? Does it matter to you to learn that they actually came from Fox News, a right leaning […]

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Why We Like Bad News

Why We Like Bad News

[♪ INTRO] If you read the headlines today, you probably come away feeling like the world is a scary, dangerous, hopeless place. But in reality, many things are better now than ever. Worldwide homicide rates have largely been dropping for centuries, for example, and global life expectancy keeps climbing. So why all the bad news? […]

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Four ways your brain is playing tricks on you | BBC Ideas

Four ways your brain is playing tricks on you | BBC Ideas

It can be hard to make rational sense of the world. But is your brain your own worst enemy? Here are four of the many ways your brain’s processing shortcuts are playing tricks on you. Welcome to cognitive bias. Understanding a bit about it could change the way you see the world. So here goes. […]

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Fox News keeps breaking its own rules

So I was watching Hannity’s show a few weeks ago and something really weird happened. It was November 5th and the show was airing from a Trump rally in Missouri. It’s election eve. We’re in the great Show-Me State. How are we all doing? And while Hannity’s show is always rah rah Trump, this one […]

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American Media is Bad and Here’s Why – SOME MORE NEWS

American Media is Bad and Here’s Why – SOME MORE NEWS

(news themed music) – Hey! Take some of this news, that I have found, here. Here’s some news. Some American news. The news being that American news is bad and sucks. It’s a beacon of truth, now reduced to a dusty attic bulb. The glue that holds our democracy together is a sweltering garbage web […]

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