The Big Lie
There are two groups of journalists, those that admit they are human, flawed and biased, and those that lie about it. To a point, all outlets will pretend they are above bias/agendas -- but actions speak louder than words. And the louder they claim they are fair, or scream against the other side for not being as fair as they are, the more we know they are probably not what they claim.
If you have the facts on your side, you can cooly present both sides, and trust your audience. The less facts, the more you resort to Ad Hominem's (attacking the source), or spinning, to distract from the weakness of your position.
I love it, because it exposes the bias of anyone that reposts it (without mocking the bias of the creators). I mean it was created by a far left website, for the purposes of click-baiting, and maligning the other side. It makes claims that MSNBC isn't hard left, or that CNN and USA Today are completely centrist? That the Economist (with their pro gun-control, anti-fiscal austerity, anti-brexit and anti-Climate skepticism) leans firmly right wing to them? And to them, NYT which openly admits their bias, and WaPo which is even more biased are both centrist to them? Rent a fucking clue, because you don't have one of your own.
- I recommend that everyone try reading http://newsbusters.org (conservative) and https://thinkprogress.org (alt-left) for a week or two, and compare each sides complains (in scale and scope). Double-check for validity. Occasionally, I catch Newsbusters committing a lie of omission, and more occasionally I catch ThinkProgress telling the whole truth. But the only way to be informed (judge), is get informed first (and try viewing things from both sides).
- Balanced Coverage: http://www.truthrevolt.org/news/harvard-study-shows-medias-coverage-trump-98-negative
- The gullibility in major press outlets falling all over themselves, with fake news. And the politicians who buy in: https://www.vox.com/world/2017/5/19/15561842/trump-russia-louise-mensch