You know you can’t believe everything you read or hear, right?

You know you can’t believe everything you read or hear, right?

Of course you do but what does it really mean?

Decisions that journalists on TV, radio, newspapers and online concerning diction, syntax, and what other detail is added can lead to sentences being so altered from the basic idea that the same EXACT event can be depicted in two profoundly different ways. When analyzing bias you’ll see in many cases the keywords of a sentence are manipulated to elicit an editorial comment without you even being explicitly aware that an opinion is being stated.

To me this should never pass as news when in fact it’s opinion.

There is a common practice in broadcast and print news when a journalist or anchorman introduce an ‘expert,’ a guest who has an opinion to give about a particular subject. Regardless of their credentials or relation to the news piece, the title ‘expert’ gives the appearance that they have no financial or political stakes in the issue on which they are commenting. Think about it, a Democrat party member is likely to give his “expert opinion” with a favorable bias towards his party.

It is important to understand this and be wary of these ‘experts’ who are called in to give opinions. The tendency to assume that they are fair and impartial is simply untrue and dangerous. There is usually a reason why a journalist decides to employ any particular ‘expert.’ It’s called bias or slant.

Just for one moment I want you to contemplate 4 years of major news outlets using these practices to make us misunderstand and hate our President. He’s a super easy target. Don’t believe it because it was live on the news.

Remember: Words are manipulated to elicit an editorial comment without you being aware that an opinion is being stated.

An editor can express bias by choosing, as Bob Seger sings, “What to leave in/what to leave out”. Within a story, some details can be ignored or omitted and others can be included to give readers or viewers a different opinion about the events reported.

Consider all of the aforementioned before spewing hatred and passing judgement. There’s a lot to dislike that he brings on himself but he did perform positive matters that went largely under-reported or omitted. Most hated President ever? If he is it has everything to do with the media.