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MIKE MASTERSON: Lost faith, trust

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By Mike Masterson

This article was published June 17, 2018 at 1:45 a.m.

An Associated Press story the other day reported on a pair of surveys which showed most journalists want the same thing the public desires from them--factual news stories reported with context and minus the spin and thinly veiled political agendas.

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WGT says... June 17, 2018 at 8:19 a.m.

I would very much like to think you get your information from varied sources. Over the years reading your column, you do appear to,look,at other sources, glean modicums of interest to fit the narrative of a discussion, then fall back into the bias of your bent. The way news is presented to the consuming public now, compared with the past, the gleaming, shiny, news features of today require much more discernment of the consumer to locate the tidbits of truth interspersed in the glinting sparkles of personal opinion along side the nuggets of fact. “The Medium is the Message”.

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23cal says... June 17, 2018 at 9:58 a.m.

About "So he just complains too much when the constant reporting about him and his family is biased or just plain wrong?'
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Why, no....on the contrary, he complains too much when the constant reporting about him and his family ISN'T biased and is ACCURATE but not complimentary. You know, like when they report that he lies or mislead an average of 6.5 times per day. That isn't biased and wrong, it is unbiased and accurate. People like Masterson just don't like it when the press accurately points out the emperor has no clothes.
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About "Thinking adults recognize the clear and constant attacks and demonizations by mainstream media aimed at undermining Trump and his family. None of us saw anything remotely like the relentlessly negative media coverage with the previous administration."
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Masterson either lies or has been living in a different dimension for the last ten years. I'll put my money on lying. The difference in coverage is that the right wing told nonstop lies about Obama and the mainstream media just tells the truth about Trump.
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"When a newspaper delivers both news and opinions, the impartiality and credibility of the news organization can be questioned," Hussman writes. "To minimize this as much as possible there needs to be a sharp and clear distinction between news and opinion, both to those providing and consuming the news." Let's be clear that every word Masterson prints in opinion....extremely skewed, extremely far right, dishonest, highly spun, agenda-pushing OPINION, and is not news in any shape, form, or fashion. He obviously does not deem himself held to the lofty standards to which he wants to hold the news division of his profession. What a pathetic partisan hack.

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TimberTopper says... June 17, 2018 at 10:46 a.m.

OK Mike, so you have stated your opinion on this subject. I can say that all I want in the news is the truth. And, I can also say that all I want from a POTUS is also the truth. My second want has and is not being taken care of by this POTUS. Seems in this last week the AG of New York has found that his tax return on his foundation also has untruths in it as well. Maybe that's OK if you live in Harrison, I don't know. I guess my question to you would be, why don't you try practicing some journalism, by getting the lowdown on that hog farm that certainly may be endangering the Buffalo River that you seem sometimes to care so much about.

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mrcharles says... June 17, 2018 at 11:53 a.m.

Next to last paragraph MM, you might want to think about. Just use your brain and avoid godnods & talking angels and the RNC & fox entertainment [ when they are not involved in sexual harassment of each other].

Amazing a lot of those things that bother you..you are a poster child for.

Harrison , if you speak for it's kind may not be in the 50's but clearly has some 60's old Alabama types.you know in your heart you are a Dixie boy.

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Delta2 says... June 17, 2018 at 12:29 p.m.

Charles, we in Dixie have moved along post racism, and we don't want the hillbillies. They haven't moved on.

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GeneralMac says... June 17, 2018 at 4:38 p.m.

"moved along"

To a sky high crime rate with a decreasing population.

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GeneralMac says... June 17, 2018 at 4:46 p.m.

While waiting in line at Walmart, I learned from the front page of Globe that Hillary's serious medical condition is about to be revealed and that "Butch" DeGeneres is having anger issues concerning her wife

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ARMNAR says... June 17, 2018 at 5:33 p.m.

Not at all surprised that KlansmanMac considers a trashy tabloid like the Globe to have any journalistic integrity. He probably thinks FOX is actual "news," too.

Good night for cross burning up in Harrison, I'd wager.

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DoubleBlind says... June 17, 2018 at 5:39 p.m.

If there were any further proof needed that Masterson is desperate to keep his pathetic job even if it means performing fellatio on Hussman himself, one need look no further than this article.

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GeneralMac says... June 17, 2018 at 6:15 p.m.

We had a lot of "fake news" by the media when Barack HUSSEIN Obama was president.

Seemed the liberal media would dig up a 5 year old photo of a young Black thug that portrayed him as a young boy on his way to church.

Anything to sway perceprion of Barack HUSSEIN Obama's hypothetical sons.

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