Should we really trust mainstream media?

I wholeheartedly hope that you know as well I do that the media doesn’t always portray events truthfully. They tease it and prod it a bit here and there until they – Ted Turner (the gentleman in the headline image and CNN’s big-boss) and co – are satisfied with the result. That is of course if they actually decide to research the subject properly and not ignore facts that don’t suit their agenda or make them look iniquitous (cough cough CNN). Mind you, we have our fair share of gossip spreading bodies. With that out of the way, I think you realised what I’m coming to: Trump.



Apparently, our dearest President of the United States Donald J. Trump has been lambasted, once again, by various news channels and newspapers such as CNN, BBC, the New York Times and the Washington Post. Back in mid-February, during a rally in Florida, Trump initiated a waterfall of raised eyebrows:


“We’ve got to keep our country safe. You look at what’s happening in Germany, you look at what’s happening last night in Sweden. Sweden, who would believe this? Sweden. They took in large numbers. They’re having problems like they never thought possible. You look at what’s happening in Brussels. You look at what’s happening all over the world. Take a look at Nice. Take a look at Paris.”


The Guardian’s title read “Trump cites non-existent terror attack”. Now, my question is, when did Trump pronounce the word “terror” and “attack”?


We are used to the media being conspicuously hostile to Trump and many make the mistake of perceiving him as non-compos mentis and racist but fail to see his objectives (some of them, I have to admit sooner or later, are morally questionable) which will improve the chaotic situation in the States if not solve completely. Take a look at his campaign promises and tell me he’s a nutter. Unfortunately, that is how the media and the press depict him. Furthermore, they adopt the same approach when it comes to worldwide news, through the use of euphemisms or plain and absurd denial of facts.


This is where Katie comes in.



Katie Hopkins (certainly God-sent) English television personality and newspaper columnist for the Daily Mail is making headlines again with the end of her court case against Jack Monroe but that is not my cardinal interest. She called out the dishonest, or, rather the deceitful manner in which certain medias present news to the public … In her very recent article, she is more than just sceptical about the reliability of unnamed sources. In fact, an irrefutable double-standardness is seen to be present in today’s News network. If you haven’t read it yet, please do. Hopkins is very outspoken if you haven’t guessed it yet and you either love her or loathe her for that.

It is relatively strange that we are given a distorted version of the truth and distinctions are made between races and origins. Why is that so? You have to find out for yourself. Queries should be made at all times regarding the genuineness of a source and the information that it is putting forward. Obviously, you can’t obliterate personal bias but there is a fine line between perception and agenda.


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Dora Marossy

Currently reading Mary Beard's Confronting the Classics and Factfulness by Hans Rosling.

Dora Marossy

Currently reading Mary Beard's Confronting the Classics and Factfulness by Hans Rosling.