Thursday, April 18, 2019

Do you trust our news media?


This question is for the Americans here, though I suppose it could fit other places too. Since President Trump was elected we have heard over and over again in the mainstream news that it was all because of Russia. 

Really, Russia? I remember the Cold War, the end of it anyway, and I remember when the Soviet Union collapsed. I just don't see them as the boogie man anymore. All of this seemed very far-fetched.

I know Americans and I know people who were dissatisfied with our government in 2016. On election night I expected Trump to win. That is until someone close to me said they thought Hillary would win. So I was on the edge of my seat...and the states started to flip for Trump. I knew why. It wasn't just Hillary. It was everything. 

Today the report is finally out and, though we knew this days ago, it says Trump did not collude with Russia. Americans decided the election themselves.

But our media is still screaming. Maybe they really thought it was Russia. Now they realize it was us.


43 comments:

  1. People make mistakes.

    His being allowed to even run for the nomination was a mistake.

    The Republicans were once the party of Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, and Dwight Eisenhower. They would be horrified by what has become of it.

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    1. Thanks for sharing your thoughts here, William.

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  2. Noooo, I do not trust the liberal media.

    Have a great day, it's good you posted on this!

    Blessings!

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    1. Thanks, Amelia...I was a little nervous to post it! :)

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  3. I too was on the edge of my seat on election night. Part of that is due to the media, and in the time that has passed, I trust the media less and less. At this point I rarely listen to the national news, but I listed to American Family Talk on the radio, a conservative organization. I trust what they say is going on!

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  4. Politics these days have sunk to a sorrowful state...

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  5. Not a fan of the media.....There have been many days when I have completely turned the TV off because I know longer trust the media. I'm glad you commented on this. I have wanted to so many times and backed out.

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  6. Nope! I do not. We do not listen to the national news. Good post!

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  7. I do not trust the media at all and I can barely stand to watch anymore. My husband gets frustrated because he says I need to watch to know what's going on, but do we really know anymore?

    I did not expect Trump to win.

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    1. Ha ha... There is a lot that goes on that we don't really need to know!

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  8. I don't trust the liberal media. I do keep tabs on what they say, in part through subscribing to our local paper. They are shamefully biased.

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  9. No! I love this Karl Barth quote: 'Take your Bible and take your newspaper, and read both. But interpret newspapers from your Bible.' My thought: do the same with all our media.

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    1. Yes! Scripture also says that there is nothing new under the sun. If we read history, we know this to be true.

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  10. I have lost faith in most of the mainstream media.

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  11. I see this differently, Sandi. Let's just say I'm a Democrat and agree to disagree. Politics have seriously harmed our unity as Americans, and I am longing for us to come together as one people moving forward again. One of the foundations of a democracy is a free press, and I am alarmed at how our belief in the press has been undercut. There is more than enough blame to go around. I do listen to the news and media, but I make sure I watch or read it from multiple sources and different perspectives. I think each of us as Americans has a responsibility to examine the issues and to make an informed vote. If we don't vote, we have no right to complain about the results. Our "leaders" need to stop ripping each other apart and get down to their job of governing. We need to exercise our rights and responsibilities at the ballot box. America will get through this divisive and distressing time.

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    1. Thanks, Fundy. I hope you will still read my posts. I will still be reading yours!

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    2. "One of the foundations of a democracy is a free press..."

      I believe this too. But I do not believe ours is free anymore. You know who are the free journalists now? People like you and me. Ordinary people telling their stories. The rest is meant to sway us.

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    3. Of course I will be reading your posts, Sandi! I enjoy them very much. You're right, we are journalists as we tell our stories! Happy Easter to you!

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  12. My dear friend: You can believe our 17 world class intelligence agencies. It is clear that Russia Did interfere in our elections. Google it and see all the ways. A proven liar over his entire career is NOT someone who's words you can believe. You are free to believe as you will. But in this case as your friend I must ask you to pray more about this and look at ALL sources of information. When a trained reporter tells you that something happened and has the facts, that is checked my a professional editor before being published. That's why the New York times has been called the Newspaper of Record for over a hundred years. You can look at old copies to find out what happened in history or last week! We need to remember the difference between news and opinion. Decide for yourself! Our president is FAR from a persecuted innocent. And YES, our country is putting children in cages and losing track of them. That is true and NO, While president Obama deported a LOT of people who were here illegally, the policy to separate families is a Trump administration idea to discourage refugees from seeking safety here as my grandparents did. Stepen Miller's idea. Somebody can SHOUT that I am wrong and call me names, but you can google all this for yourself! Just remember to notice the diff between News and some person's OPINION! Good Luck! God Bless! And God Save America! <3

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    1. Thanks, Cloudia. I was beginning to think everyone agreed with me...except the first comment from William. It was disconcerting because I had braced myself for disagreement. Ok, so I have looked at these things. Still, we see it differently. I think Miller gets a bad rap, not sure why. I hope you will keep your eyes open too and I will as well. Bless you, my friend. And we totally do agree on God Save America!

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  13. I've known for ages there was no collusion, and I'm not surprised that the lame stream media still won't let it go. They are consumed by hate for this man, who has had to fight an uphill battle to see any of his agenda get done. I'm predicting a landslide for President Trump in 2020.
    Blessings, Sandi!

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    1. It will be interesting to see the next election! What will the news say if he wins again?

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  14. Whether he colluded or his people did or not, the fact that ANY other country can manipulate our people is a travesty and one that must be avoided no matter what the party. I could bite any one.

    What I worry about most is the moral and ethical position of this person who should never be a leader in this country. People who encourage others to lie, to fire those who are to protect our country or put themselves above the country they serve should not be in this position of power. It's not a party-thing (Republican or Dem); it's a matter of morals and ethics.

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    1. Countries should leave each other alone. We don't and the others don't.

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  15. The mainstream media is so biased, I cannot watch it. Fox is the only one I find to be truthful in most areas. My election night experience was much like yours. Now we pray for 2020. God is in control, regardless of the media and Russia.

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  16. Good post, and interesting to read the comments.

    All the best Jan

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  17. These days it is almost impossible to trust the news. One has to sift and sift through it all. One also has a challenge not to be affected by it all.

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  18. Interesting posting, as it is hard to trust all the news right now. Wonderful blog and I hope you are having a wonderful Easter also.

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  19. Something is strange in that report.
    But the truth will be known over many years, or never.

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    1. I wonder what we would see if all of the strange things...everywhere...were revealed.

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  20. as much i know about news channels dear Sandi ,they are all nothing but representative of political parties they sold out to

    so it is hard to trust news anymore

    world is not simple specially politics

    agencies protect the benefits of political parties as long they work for their profits

    this is global game ,no patriotism or loyalty for the nations anymore

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  21. I never trust the media, the people in charge of the various media are only wanting to influence the people to think their way. That is why we see different aspects of every situation reported, sometimes in completely different.

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    1. Changing hearts and minds, as they say. Into what is the question.

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