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Media Magic or Media Evil

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You so often see this ignorance in the Media where they attempt to influence your thinking much like the famous scene from the Star Wars Movies where the weak minded were basically controlled by words and the Force of Course.

 

So why do they do this, is it because they truly think that people really believe everything they see and hear on TV or Cable?  Does Hollywood really believe that we do not see through the thinly veiled politically motivated junk and trash they put out on a regular basis?

Here is an example from Fox News, (source)

The number of individuals applying for first-time jobless benefits rose to 333,000 last week from an upwardly-revised 328,000 the week prior. Economists expected claims to rise to 336,000 from an initially reported 326,000. The four-week moving average, which helps smooth volatility in the weekly readings, fell to its lowest level since November 2007.

Now just before this news update, Fox News posted this news story.

The Labor Department reports nonfarm payrolls rose by 171,000 in October from September, surpassing the 125,000 expected. The unemployment rate ticked up slightly to 7.9% from 7.8%, as expected.

So, lets look at this clearly, it appears that the math used by some of these sources is just wrong…

Or said another way, deceptive, ignorant, misleading, and yes, Lies…

Why is that?

Every other week, you see lies, presented as the truth, then later they tell some portion of the truth but they do not say anything about the other lies that lead up to a partial disclosure of the truth.

Why do they do this and its not just Fox either, some do not even print or publish the revised but fuzzy math that they publish in the first place.

Do not journalists have a responsibility not to publish ignorant lies?