Lately, we’veÂ discussedÂ poor journalism in various posts and threads here on Skepchick. At times we’ve pointed outÂ an apparent disregard for facts by some big outlets. Other times we’ve marveled at just whatÂ the media find newsworthy and what they don’t.Â Today’sÂ Afternoon Inquisition is about another aspect regarding journalism.
Have we becomeÂ desensitized to the media spin on news stories, or isÂ getting the news each dayÂ just another great opportunity to exercise our skeptical chops?
And just as a follow up, if the majority of the media outlets are spinning a story in basically the same way, what method(s) do you use to sift through the rubbish to get to the truth?