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    •  It would not surprise me if the reporting is (1+ / 0-)
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      legit, and has a strong strand of truth running through it. Not saying that it does, but I would not be surprised if we learn that much of the story is true.

      Power to the Peaceful!

      by misterwade on Fri Aug 30, 2013 at 10:48:54 PM PDT

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      •  I'm sure he really does have sources (0+ / 0-)

        who really reported the things he says they reported.

        I see no reason to doubt that.  It's not his credibility in question.

        1) Bomb Syria 2)???????????? 3) Lives saved!!!!!!

        by JesseCW on Sat Aug 31, 2013 at 03:39:09 AM PDT

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        •  Exactly!!!!!!!!!! (0+ / 0-)

          It's not the journalists who aren't credible, it's the source.

          "let's talk about that"

          by VClib on Sat Aug 31, 2013 at 04:53:44 AM PDT

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          •  Or, rather, whose credibility is unknown (0+ / 0-)

            and untestable.

            1) Bomb Syria 2)???????????? 3) Lives saved!!!!!!

            by JesseCW on Sat Aug 31, 2013 at 06:15:35 AM PDT

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          •  You must be kidding (1+ / 0-)
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            It's not the journalists who aren't credible, it's the source.
            I'm sorry, but that's a very dangerous belief.

            Something I learned long ago is that the more you personally know about a topic or an event, the clearer it is that news reports about said topic or event are substantially flawed.  Simply put, reporters generally know only some of what they're reporting (often very little), and quite frequently get what they think they "know" wrong.  It's a surprisingly consistent phenomenon.

            I consider every news report to be flawed (i.e., not fully credible) unless it's about a very simple, straightforward matter that easily can be verified.

            •  Ernest - I totally agree (0+ / 0-)

              I spent seven years in the MSM and the one thing I learned is that I don't believe anything I read, regardless of where it is published, until I have had time to really dig into multiple reports and read the source documents. Better yet to hear an audio and/or video of the sources so I can make my own judgement. My views were formed in an era, late 70s, when the MSM had better reporting. Today, so much of the news is slanted left or right and the reporters are filtering the information they present to favor a point of view.

              The only point of my initial comment was that the journalists seemed as though they had reasonable credentials, and many of the comments were about the journalists. However, the source was clearly biased so the diary title of a "Credible" report seemed inappropriate.  

              "let's talk about that"

              by VClib on Sat Aug 31, 2013 at 07:10:59 AM PDT

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