It seems like every time I blink there is a new twist to the news, new theories, new “important people” telling us how to act, do, be, and think.
I was fortunate to grow up in a family that didn’t cling to TV at all. Kitchen table discussion and books 📚 were our indoor activities. My grandparents did this, and so did my parents. They taught us to be independent thinkers and not rely on commercials or the news (that was back in the 70’s and 80’s).
Solid news is even harder to find these days. I qualify “solid” as being able to trace a piece of information back to a peer reviewed study (that wasn’t paid for by BIG money), or by tracing a fact backwards til you get to the core. Does what was said actually have feet to stand on…. or was it theory or emotion or partially (but patently) untrue?
I find “half truths” to be especially annoying in the news. 🙅♀️ Half truths are even worse than solid lies because (akin to Satan), quite a bit of footwork is done to deceive someone on purpose by making them accept a concept as wholy true based on a tiny bit of fact… filling the rest in as purely fictitious.
Because y’all….. we want to believe that people are honest and kind.
News is not a game, nor should it be historical fiction. We need unbiased facts…. Our very LIVES depend on accurate information and we are just not receiving it. Clickbait.
😱 Worst economic drop since……
😱 Bye bye Handshakes……
😱 Welcome to face masks, our new normal……
😱 33,000 deaths in the US due to…….
NONE of these headlines are fully true BTW if you investigate them. They contain a shred of truth, but whole truth is much bigger. You HAVE to look at the context of everything spoken and written.
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. I’ll give a news source a good chance, but I’ll do my due diligence in the process. If I catch a source in a fabrication they do not get a second chance.
News should be to investigative truth, not a click-bait designed to ultimately cause anxiety, fear, physiological stress, and sleeping difficulties. (THIS is a fact on which you can do your own research ).
Where do you all go for news these days? Lemme know if you’ve found other reliable sources out there….’cause I’m always looking.
My current “go to’s” are independent journalists, a newspaper called Epoch Times, and the daily afternoon press briefings from the White House.
hugs and love friends~ liz