Re: Ominous News!!
Originally Posted by Tedc
We all have to get our information from somewhere, Zaphod, all our history, Politics, personal relationships, etc are based on "opinions" and speculation, unless we are, actually, there to see it all happen.
Maybe we don't need to be reminded, over and over, that everything might be click bait.
Click bait is about everything!
It might, also, be called marketing.
No point in having forum discussions if we can't say what we think, rather than what there is!
I mostly agree - did it seem that I was trying to dismiss an opinion?
If so I apologise as that was certainly not my intent, but I have long since learned that "beating around the bush" is too frequently counterproductive.
As a marketing tactic, misinformation is surely counterproductive and especially at a time when traditional media is struggling for survival.
Some people do not seem to be able to recognise clickbait (no reference to you specifically there, @Donkeyman
) and nor indeed are some people able to recognize misinformation etc.
That is sad but evidently true - unless of course there really are loads of trolls about, because the reason for some of the most heated discussions on TV and in forums (not just here) can only be the result of one or the other; misinformation or trolling.
"No point in having forum discussions if we can't say what we think, rather than what there is!
" - I quite agree except when trying to argue that you think that black is in fact white.
Or maybe orange.
Opinions are fine but if someone is determined to blindly go against facts or accepted norms all they're doing is being a deliberately awkward and also possibly unpleasant cuss.
What concerns me Ted is that our media are trying to shape opinion with their current tactics, rather than do as they should which is inform.
It is the mass misrepresentation in media which is responsible for contributing much of the divide regarding Brexit for example, and they do similar with far too many things.
When the information we receive from our media is so biased and finding impartial sources so difficult ............ well, as the old saying goes, poop in: poop out.
Let's hope this trend changes soon.