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Credibility Bias

Can you believe it?

A very old saying about believing anything was "Believe none of what you hear and half of what you see." Today discerning what is trustworhy and believeable is harder than ever.  There is more of everything and it is moving.changing faster than ever.  So how do we determine what we can trust?  There probalby is no one completely objective news source.  But here are some places that make a legitimate attempt at being neutral.

News Watchers

So is it possible to find opjective news sources.  Probably not,  so Lector Caveat. There are people and organizations that eith attempt to be neutral or tell us whether a source is neutral. Here are a few to assist you in this difficult task. The descriptions of the New Watch organization are for the most part from the sources themselves so as we said earlier  Caveat Lector.

  • Accuracy in Media  Accuracy In Media is a non-profit, grassroots citizens watchdog of the news media that critiques botched and bungled news stories and sets the record straight on important issues that have received slanted coverage.
  • FAIR Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting FAIR, the national media watch group, has been offering well-documented criticism of media bias and censorship since 1986. We work to invigorate the First Amendment by advocating for greater diversity in the press and by scrutinizing media practices that marginalize public interest, minority and dissenting viewpoints. As an anti-censorship organization, we expose neglected news stories and defend working journalists when they are muzzled. As a progressive group, FAIR believes that structural reform is ultimately needed to break up the dominant media conglomerates, establish independent public broadcasting and promote strong non-profit sources of information.
  • MediaChannel  Site is being remodled.(7/19/2012)
  • Media Matters for America
  • Media Monitors Network
  • Media Reseach Center
  • Pew Research Center Reports
  • Project Censored