Consider the Source

@cyntrow (8524)
United States
July 30, 2008 1:48pm CST
When you receive a newsletter or respond to an article here on mylot, do you look into where the article came from prior to getting up in arms over it? This is regarding a discussion that I recently replied to. I won't mention the topic and definately will not mention the OP. But I will say that the publisher of the article was One New Now, which is an offshoot of the American (anti)Family Association. Everything that I know of the AFA leads me to believe that this is propgandized and probably an outright lie. I dismissed it out of hand. Some were so upset about it, and I may have been also, if I believed it. I am on numerous mail lists. If I recieve something from any activist organization or any conservative or liberal organization, I check the facts before falling for the propoganda. Some groups, I will not even read due to their track record. So, my question is: When reading articles or replying to anything here, do you consider the source??
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@irishidid (8570)
• United States
30 Jul 08
I always consider the source. If I know a publication is biased I'm more leery than believing. I check it with other sources. I know which one you are referring to. I checked and there is no other mention of it that I could find.
@cyntrow (8524)
• United States
30 Jul 08
Another respondant in the discussion brought up 2 links, but I don't see them as any less biased, but you are welcome to see for yourself. Thanks for your reply.
@irishidid (8570)
• United States
30 Jul 08
I went to the real source: http://www.drtiller.com/mainpg.html If late term abortions were illegal in Kansas I doubt they would have written it this way!
@irishidid (8570)
• United States
30 Jul 08
Also found this. There are links from more reliable sources. I didn't see anything about a girl being forced to have an abortion. http://www.feminist.org/news/newsbyte/news_results.asp?Body=Tiller&Submit2=Go
@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
30 Jul 08
whether its on here, somewhere else online, in life etc etc I always consider the source and if its (for example) someone who is known in here to be one sidede and narrowminded then I take anything they post with a grain of salt if I pay attention at all really
@DarkDancer (1012)
• Dayton, Ohio
30 Jul 08
I always do my best to check the sources on things. From Mylot to e-mail. There are so many urban legends and down right misinformative pieces floating around that I just have to. As Mulder said, trust no one. And who was it that said don't trust anything you hear and only half the things you read? In todays climate that is optimistic.
• United States
30 Jul 08
Of course I consider the source. I know that there are a lot of people who have their own agendas, and they will wrap their propaganda up in neat little packages and proclaim it truth. I just wish that more people stopped to question things before reacting to them.