the_hawk wrote:Newspapers using people's Twitter feeds as "sources".
"One Twitter user stated '....'"
"A Tweeter commented that '..."
They may as well be saying, "some drunken bellend was heard in the street ranting the following to nobody in particular...."
Agreed. Same goes for vox pop features on news programmes. Why would I want to hear what some passer by in the street has to say about the Greek bail-out or the new French president? I want to hear the views of experts, not those of people who know next to nothing on the topic.
Yeah but sometimes even the experts chat a load of bull. I find it hard to trust the news because everything seems to be exaggerrated and over-exposed to make it sound worse than it really is. After all, you can only believe what they're telling you and with all the recent newspaper scandals, whose to say that TV news is 100% legit?
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