Learn a little media literacy

November 30, 2016

In order to prevent the spread of fake news, here is a quick guide to spotting it.

1. Read Past The Headline

2. Check What News Outlet Published It

3. Check The Publish Date And Time

4. Who Is The Author?

5. Look At What Links And Sources Are Used

6. Look Out For Questionable Quotes And Photos

7. Beware Confirmation Bias

8. SEARCH IF OTHER NEWS OUTLETS ARE REPORTING IT

9. Think Before You Share

Now, give it a try:

Bernie Sanders could replace President Trump with a little-known loophole. 

(Actually, he can’t. That title is for those that don’t bother to even read beyond the title!)

I’ve made one change. Share LAST! Nothing should be shared until you have really checked out and verified the veracity of your source.

1. Read first. 

2. Check the source (and their sources).

3. Watch out for recycled stories.

4. If you care about facts, ignore the blatantly slanted.

5. Google it. (but be careful)

6. Then share.

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Told you so.

January 23, 2010

This decision came down days ago.

Why is it the major media outlets either aren’t covering it at all or waited until the weekend to dump it?

Was it so people wouldn’t notice they change in our government? That they wouldn’t notice how they lost their rights? That our country has become a Fascist I.E. Corporate State?

Was it to avoid a rebellion? Trust me, the next revolution will not take place in the streets using guns, knives and pitchforks. I know that is what the police and military are training for. And it’s what the teabaggers think they’ll either have to do or defend themselves from.

Liberals and progressives don’t work that way. Didn’t anyone learn anything from the 60s and Vietnam?

No.

Just like the next World War will not be fought with guns and bombs, neither will our next revolution.

The next World World will be an economic war. It may already be happening. Some country is going to simply destroy the economy of another and take it over on paper. Considering how much paper China holds, it may already have taken place. They own a lot of the United States. And considering the Supreme Court’s recent decision, they can pretty much own the government too. They just have to keep buying companies like they have been, then use their new corporate “personhood” to buy the official of their choice each election.

Done.

Thank you, George W. Bush. The History books will NOT be kind. Obama did not put Roberts and Alito on the bench and this will not be blamed on him. You did it all yourself, George. I’m sure with plenty of help from Cheney. No, history will not be kind. They will nail your ass to the wall. I’m sure it’s already being discussed and analyzed in university poli-sci classes and books will be hitting amazon soon. Helluva legacy, Georgie.

Buy them while you can. Pretty soon you’ll be censored as to what books you can and cannot buy. Net Neutrality will be gone. You’ll see a change to the news. Colbert and Stewart will be gone. Not just on the air, I mean gone. There will be a change in the subject of stand up comics; no more political jabs. Those that don’t conform will disappear.

Then they’ll come after the teachers. Textbooks and curriculum will be censored. We’re already seeing that in…. Texas. Wow. Big surprise there.

Canada. I need to add up my points.