Do you believe everything that is in the newspaper?

United States
October 14, 2007 10:51am CST
Do newspapers ever lie?
9 responses
@raijin (10371)
• Philippines
17 Oct 07
Back then I used to believe anything and everything on newspapers, may it be tabloids or broadsheets. But I think media nowadays adds anything they want to put more color on the news, which I believe is way beyond the truth. Sometimes, the media capitalizes on such issues for them to receive further mileage and exposure. So when I read one, I would compare it to the other or even take my time in listening to live news and/or wait for further updates. But most of the times, I research such on the net to check the truth behind the story.
@mkcallejo (318)
• Philippines
16 Oct 07
Yes but only few I guess. Newspapers have the tendency to sensationalize issues so that the public would be interested in reading them. Some newspapers have their own biases. They feature selected news based on what message they want to convey to the public or based on how they want to affect the public's opinion.
@poohgal (6847)
• Singapore
15 Oct 07
Hello there. I do not believe everything that is in the newspaper but I would not say the newspaper is lying. Newspaper are usually own my private companies or government bodies. All these organizations have their own agendas. Usually, news reports will be biased. They will usually report favorably on issues that their organizations support and unfavorably on issues they have conflict of interests in. That's why it's good to read news from other sources/other newspaper and not just one newspaper. In this way, you get a more objective view of a particular news.
@Savvynlady (3685)
• United States
15 Oct 07
TO be honest, NO. I don't. Especially if it has a spin to it. There are certain stories however, that I do believe. I read of a woman here in one of the neighboring towns that have a scripture pillowcase that she designed and sells. She showed a picture of it, and I really liked that. I am only sorry I didn't get the address or article so I can show it here. But with technology being as it is, I believe I can find it.
@secretbear (19460)
• Philippines
15 Oct 07
it depends on the newspaper I am reading. if its a respectable spreadsheet or broadsheet, I tend to believe everything I read in it. but if its a tabloid which some articles are obviously out of this world and hard to believe, I tend to be critical of its contents and have second thoughts on believing it. ^__^;;
@jillhill (37374)
• United States
15 Oct 07
Yes. I have been interviewed several times and when I read the actual article in print I am amazed at what they picked out of the conversation and how they twist the words you give to them. They also are trying to keep customers so they embellish what you say....so if you are interviewed be careful what info you give to them. It might turn on you!
@goodsign (2287)
• Malaysia
14 Oct 07
Three things that newspaper never lie, we must believe it with full confident. The printed date, day and the publisher's name. The rest are general knowledges that need us to read, think, observe and revise for its true consensus facts and figures.
• Malaysia
14 Oct 07
Some newspapers ever lie. There are some cases may be covered and not shown exactly the truth because some of it ma be very sensitive to religion, some ethics ...
• Malaysia
14 Oct 07
No, i don't believe everything that is in the newspaper, I do think that they hide truth the public, either that or they don't know about the conspiracy themselves. They are media, so in order to get more people to read them, they sometimes add on things just to make the readers interested. I know, news is news, and they don't stray from the gist of the story.