Why “Both Siding” Media is BS

April 18, 2023

Very good quick explainer of why “left wing” and “right wing” do not explain the difference between, say, Breitbart and NPR.

Made-up, paranoid, disinformation bullshit is not the “other side” of anything. It’s just made-up, paranoid, disinformation bullshit.
We learned this early in the Climate debate. Why is this so hard to understand?

3 Responses to “Why “Both Siding” Media is BS”

  1. ubrew12 Says:

    If we jump off a 10 story building, for 9 stories Breitbart can claim that gravity is a hoax. ‘Fair and balanced’ insists that maybe gravity is only sort of a hoax.

  2. rhymeswithgoalie Says:

    Why is this so hard to understand?

    Fox News Network
    One America News Network
    Breitbart News Network

    Newspapers and network TV news, even when the publishers and editors and reporters are sincere, have never really been an accurate reflection of reality, but as a society most of us have grown up using daily “news” as information sources.

    Young people are growing up without that basic “news” association. They know that information comes from your favorite social media influencers and opinion leaders. :-/

  3. J4Zonian Says:

    I think of it as the “Republicans & Democrats Differ on what 2 + 2 equals” problem.

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