Comments on: Looking for truth in all the wrong places http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2012/08/31/looking-for-truth-in-all-the-wrong-places/ Tue, 10 Feb 2015 19:54:39 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: MIKEROL http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2012/08/31/looking-for-truth-in-all-the-wrong-places/#comment-9113 Sat, 15 Sep 2012 23:12:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=1124#comment-9113 You’re a columnist out of juice to bother with two meretricious campaigns. It’s two gangsters running against each other on the premise that the sheeples ill get shorn no matter what.

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By: edgyinchina http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2012/08/31/looking-for-truth-in-all-the-wrong-places/#comment-8618 Thu, 06 Sep 2012 01:23:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=1124#comment-8618 this line:

“Truth-telling would matter a lot more to politicians if it were as effective in persuading people as truth-bending”

This is why our nation is quickly becoming a 3rd world power and losing ground around the world….

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By: gordo53 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2012/08/31/looking-for-truth-in-all-the-wrong-places/#comment-8605 Wed, 05 Sep 2012 16:13:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=1124#comment-8605 I’m amazed anyone actually pays attention to the torrent of effluent that flows out of both campaigns. Even the stuff you can’t fact check is garbage. Of course our ailing economy, which is likely to adversely affect us for decades to come, is hardly mentioned. In recent blog, Gary Hart called our government “massively corrupt”. Coming from a former senator, this is a remarkable statement. It should be a giant wake up call to all us. Until we, the voters, address this problem at the ballot box, the political class (both parties) will continue to exploit us. They will continue to lie to us and steal our hard earned tax dollars with impunity. It is time to stop being sheep and recognize government for the sham it has become.

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By: Bestrides http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2012/08/31/looking-for-truth-in-all-the-wrong-places/#comment-8603 Wed, 05 Sep 2012 15:57:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=1124#comment-8603 If news outlets would cease covering politics and government as a form of entertainment (an approach they seem to embrace because it’s easier to sell than simply attaining the best available facts), the fact-checkers would be a lot less necessary. I’m astonished at the degree to which the hosts of the Sunday TV talk shows allow their guests to blather on and on, spouting lies, misleading statements and talking points fashioned out of half-truths. The hosts will push back here and there, but only to a limited point, seemingly because they don’t want to offend their guest, or come off as overly-confrontational, or put themselves in a position in which they might be accused of “bias”. But should any of that matter? For instance, if David Gregory really called out Harry Reid or Mitch McConnell to the point that both refused to come on his show, would people really care? And frankly, an honest, fact-based confrontation might make good television (emphasis on FACT-BASED). I suspect that part of the problem is the current symbiotic relationship between politicians and the people covering them, as well as the fact that lots of these folks share a sense of social and professional community (as can be seen each year at the White House Correspondent’s Dinner).

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By: gordo53 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2012/08/31/looking-for-truth-in-all-the-wrong-places/#comment-8598 Wed, 05 Sep 2012 10:02:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=1124#comment-8598 I’m amazed anyone actually pays attention to the torrent of effluent that flows out of both campaigns. Even the stuff you can’t fact check is garbage. Of course our ailing economy, which is likely to adversely affect us for decades to come, is hardly mentioned. Recently, in recent blog, Gary Hart called our government “massively corrupt”. Coming from a former senator, this is a remarkable statement. It should be a giant wake up call to all us. Until we, the voters, address this problem, the political class (both parties) will continue to exploit us. They will continue to lie to us and steal our hard earned tax dollars with impunity. It is time to stop being sheep and recognize government for the sham it has become.

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By: gordo53 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2012/08/31/looking-for-truth-in-all-the-wrong-places/#comment-8597 Wed, 05 Sep 2012 09:44:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=1124#comment-8597 I’m amazed anyone actually pays attention to the torrent of effluent that flows out of both campaigns. Even the stuff you can’t fact check is garbage. Of course our ailing economy, which is likely to adversely affect us for decades to come, is hardly mentioned. Recently, in an HP blog, Gary Hart called our government “massively corrupt”. Coming from a former senator, this is a remarkable statement. It should be a giant wake up call to all us. Until we, the voters, address this problem, the political class (both parties) will continue to exploit us. They will continue to lie to us and steal our hard earned tax dollars with impunity. It is time to stop being sheep and recognize government for the sham it has become.

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By: REMant http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2012/08/31/looking-for-truth-in-all-the-wrong-places/#comment-8567 Tue, 04 Sep 2012 21:08:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=1124#comment-8567 It took the fsct-checkers to correct the Dems about Ryan’s remarks, too.

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By: ALLSOLUTIONS http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2012/08/31/looking-for-truth-in-all-the-wrong-places/#comment-8537 Mon, 03 Sep 2012 17:32:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=1124#comment-8537 Another article with no real purpose.

Just another rant instead of doing something constructive.

The facts no one wants to read.

Learn to think for yourself.

Banned from huffpost.

Censorship is evil.

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By: sylvan http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2012/08/31/looking-for-truth-in-all-the-wrong-places/#comment-8511 Mon, 03 Sep 2012 12:13:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=1124#comment-8511 To pretend fact checking is not the responsibility of journalists is extremely lame. The reason fact chacking is a new job category is so the cabal can tell us what is true. Orwell anyone?
Murdoch has bought and harassed the press into believing the are only tape recorders instead of journalists.

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By: sylvan http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2012/08/31/looking-for-truth-in-all-the-wrong-places/#comment-8498 Mon, 03 Sep 2012 12:06:40 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=1124#comment-8498 Fact checking is a “new” separate job only because journalists stop during the very fundamentals of their jobs in order to let the Supremes choose our president in 2000.
Journalists used to be pretty opposed to just recording streams of statements by people who have proven unreliable in the past, but then came Fox, who either paid off or harassed or both, all professional journalists who refused to go along with their dishoensty and corrupting rabid partisan influence.
Murdoch is the only immigrant I want to deport….back to Australia so he can exist in the holding pens Australians use to prevent minorities from entering.
Do we need separate fact checkers in other industries like medicine, physics, climate science? No, we should just prosecute the dishonest ones, and expect professional standards from the rest.
I am very happy to see journalists stop being such stooges and start realizing it is their job to report facts, not propaganda, unless it is being exposed.

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