Sat 10 Dec, 2016 07:36 am
New York left, Texas right
How do we know that story is true? What do we use to verify? Who do we trust?
It's on the internet. It has to be true.
I put stuff like this up so that it can be debunked or confirmed. I don't know if the information above is specifically true.
For the record I've always known the news is riddled with lies. That's why I don't watch or read it, I'm not stupid. It's not news to me that the government and the media are snakes.
News will invariably have a regional bias. There is the well-known but untrue story about the (Scottish) Aberdeen Press & Journal, a famously parochial publication, which was supposed to have had on April 16th 1912, the headline "Aberdeenshire man lost at sea" (The Titanic had sunk the day before).
Or the equally false alleged British headline "Earthquake in South America: not many dead".
The news wasn't "tailored", nor were these opposing headline editions distributed to different political or geographic markets, The picture shows two editions of the Wall Street Journal published at different times of the day. The paper on the left came off the press early in the day, while the paper on the right was produced later in the day. Print newspapers sometimes undergo revisions throughout their daily runs and typically employ marks to distinguish the various editions — in this case the differing WSJ editions are distinguishable by the number of stars displayed in the masthead.