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    Quote Originally Posted by HayJenn View Post
    You would think that high school teachers know the difference between a blogger and an actual news reporter. If they don't, they maybe they are in the wrong profession. It's not that hard to tell the difference.
    Its not that easy. My daughter has written for Commondreams as a guest blogger. I believe Wonderer here on the forum has written articles as well. Our local newspaper has always had a "Hometown OpEd" section for anyone to submit to. So it could be easy for someone to include that on their resume and move to a publication like Politico or Huff Post. That Goodman guy on Huff Post used to be a right winger but claims to be left now. Its not as easy as it used to be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by splansing View Post
    If a competing left-leaning view wanted to actually keep up, they would have to have started in the 90's selling equally stupid inflammatory shit. Really push the conspiracy theories just RELENTLESSLY about Bilderberg meetings and shit, the Illuminati conspiring to take over the world and enslave humanity, the whole thing. Because that's the kind of shit Limbaugh sells. An army of librul zombies coming to hang you from the street lamps and have free love sex with your daughters and turn your sons gay and steal all of your stuff. You can't compete with that kind of shit with, "Now, Rush, I think you're being a little unreasonable...."

    Nobody wants to hear that crap. It just doesn't sell. That's why liberal radio has always crashed and burned.

    I also think as our country is being divided, social issues have dominated peoples views on politics. I can go around to rural people in WVA and convince them single payer needs to happen but if I start talking about how bad guns are both the left and right leaning will throw shit at me. They will vote more on social issues than "real life" issues like healthcare. Its why most right leaning media keeps banging that drum. When the left starts winning they start with the gun confiscation and transgender stuff. The "left" has never had any comeback other than calling them names. The only person who dared go into the lions den was Sanders when he went to Liberty University and tried to convince them that our politics was the same and it was okay to have different social values.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    Its not that easy. My daughter has written for Commondreams as a guest blogger. I believe Wonderer here on the forum has written articles as well. Our local newspaper has always had a "Hometown OpEd" section for anyone to submit to. So it could be easy for someone to include that on their resume and move to a publication like Politico or Huff Post. That Goodman guy on Huff Post used to be a right winger but claims to be left now. Its not as easy as it used to be.
    It is easy to tell the difference. All you have to do is goggle the person who wrote the article and 9 times out of 10 it will say "contributor" on the article if they are a blogger.

    Give kudo's though to your daughter for being involved in something she obviously cares about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HayJenn View Post
    It is easy to tell the difference. All you have to do is goggle the person who wrote the article and 9 times out of 10 it will say "contributor" on the article if they are a blogger.

    Give kudo's though to your daughter for being involved in something she obviously cares about.
    True but how many people bother to do that? People barely have time to watch the news. I can read 4 or 5 different editorials in my local paper but chances are 99% of people wont look them up to see who they are.

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    John Stewart, talking with one of the few journalists I respect, Chris Wallace, nails the state of the media accurately I believe..............

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYbtUztVctI

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    Quote Originally Posted by HayJenn View Post
    You would think that high school teachers know the difference between a blogger and an actual news reporter. If they don't, they maybe they are in the wrong profession. It's not that hard to tell the difference.
    Credible websites are always the challenge, even with college students. I see a blog every once in awhile show up on a paper. I created a list of credible healthcare websites that are considered academic and meaningful. It has helped a lot to help them determine which one is garbage and which one is credible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    True but how many people bother to do that? People barely have time to watch the news. I can read 4 or 5 different editorials in my local paper but chances are 99% of people wont look them up to see who they are.
    I would think teachers of all people at should bother to do that.

    I guess because I do have some background in journalism years ago - I find all these kinds of things extremely frustrating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HCProf View Post
    Credible websites are always the challenge, even with college students. I see a blog every once in awhile show up on a paper. I created a list of credible healthcare websites that are considered academic and meaningful. It has helped a lot to help them determine which one is garbage and which one is credible.
    See, that just one more reason why your a great teacher
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    Quote Originally Posted by HCProf View Post
    Credible websites are always the challenge, even with college students. I see a blog every once in awhile show up on a paper. I created a list of credible healthcare websites that are considered academic and meaningful. It has helped a lot to help them determine which one is garbage and which one is credible.
    Healthcare must be so hard to determine credibility. There are so many hoaxers up there. So many anti vax doctors/sites and all the holistic stuff. Ugh.

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    Left wing is burning cities, CA Universities, shooting congressmen, and Polarization is a RIGHT WING PROBLEM...


    Are you LWNC for real NUT CASES... instead of LWNC a metaphorical acronym?

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