Trust the Experts!
slenderdog | June 19, 2007 at 01:57 pmby
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Helpful hints for the perplexed:
How can a journalist or a news consumer tell if a story is true or false? There are no exact rules, but the following clues can help indicate if a story or allegation is true.
* Does the story fit the pattern of a conspiracy theory?
* Does the story fit the pattern of an “urban legend?”
* Does the story contain a shocking revelation about a highly controversial issue?
* Is the source trustworthy?
* What does further research tell you?
No word on how to remove that darn ring around the collar, but I guess we all have our priorities.
Who is this USINFO crowd anyway? Let them explain:
USINFO delivers information about current U.S. foreign policy and about American life and culture. This site
is produced and maintained by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of International Information Programs.
Ah, the propaganda department...after all, who knows more about misinformation?
All right folks, keep moving, nothing to see here...