Fandango’s Provocative Question #120

FPQWelcome once again to Fandango’s Provocative Question. Each week I will pose what I think is a provocative question for your consideration.

By provocative, I don’t mean a question that will cause annoyance or anger. Nor do I mean a question intended to arouse sexual desire or interest.

What I do mean is a question that is likely to get you to think, to be creative, and to provoke a response. Hopefully a positive response.

In my formative years and through the late twentieth century, I got most of my news from primarily from four sources: radio, local and national broadcast TV news stations, newspapers, and news magazines (e.g., Time, Newsweek).

I considered these news sources, perhaps somewhat naively in hindsight, to be relatively reliable purveyors of objective truths and facts. Today, however, thanks to the internet, there are myriad “news” sources (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, cable news channels, right-leaning websites, left-leaning websites, blogs) and truths and facts seem to have become quite subjective.

My provocative question this week is simply this:

Where do you get most of your news from? Do you consider your primary news source (or sources) to be objective purveyors of truths and facts?

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20 thoughts on “Fandango’s Provocative Question #120

  1. rugby843 June 2, 2021 / 8:36 am

    I check several different news sources each morning and lately all have been disappointing.  

    Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone

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    • Fandango June 2, 2021 / 3:55 pm

      I think many of us are frustrated that was once reliable, trustworthy news sources have devolved into click bait. Good response, Melanie.

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    • Fandango June 3, 2021 / 5:54 pm

      I’ve really cut back on watching the news on TV. It just upsets and angers me. Like you, I subscribe to the online editions of the Washington Post and The NY Times and the paper edition of the SF Chronicle. That’s pretty much it anymore.

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      • Marleen June 4, 2021 / 10:37 am

        I really enjoyed reading my local paper for a wile; until I realized holding the actual paper was drying my fingers, most noticeably around the nails.

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  2. Marleen June 4, 2021 / 5:21 pm

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=96yb4MRJ0Xs … Rips Social Media Companies, Signs Bill Blocking Big Tech From Deplatforming Conservatives 🥱

    Check out 29:15 to 36:00. This guy sounds smart. He’s also propagating the lie that media mostly blocks “the right” — while people who immerse themselves in right-wing propaganda only see righties complaining, so they think it’s only them… betraying that they don’t understand science and proper comparison. Nevertheless, perhaps the companies will have to firm up some objective standards that promote conversation. We will see who this organization turns out to be.

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