Matt and Jay discuss fake news, clickbait, Hitler and the Rabbi on CNN, learning the bias of your media, and how you can find the truth!
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Ep. 50 – Fake News vs Real News
4:30 – What is Fake News? – News published usually with the intent to mislead in order to damage an agency, entity, or person, and/or gain financially or politically to increase readership
8:00 – What is Real News? – News that endeavors to report facts, tells both sides of the story, news that you trust
12:00 – Similar goals of Fake News and Real News: Both designed to make $$, both created to serve a biased niche, both designed to be shared
14:00 – Logical arguments vs pure opinion
16:00 – The ultimate news interview “Hitler and the Rabbi”
18:00 – Are you feeling strong emotions when reading a headline? It’s almost guaranteed that it’s a biased source
20:00 – Fake vs Real News Example: “Rioters and Ronald McDonald House”
22:30 – Writing “clickbait” titles for articles
24:30 – Fake vs Real News Example: “Mississippi House Bill 762 and weapons inside churches”
27:30 – California’s controversial new “high-capacity” gun magazine law
32:00 – News perspectives on the explosion in Beirut: Left, Right and Centrist
34:00 – What is “bias” and why does it matter?
36:00 – Top 15 news outlets and their respective biases
42:00 – The danger of opinions as News
46:00 – NYT Opinion editor fired for publishing right-leaning opinion piece
47:30 – How to stay safe from Fake News and be safe online
52:00 – Is Snopes.com 100% accurate? Is ANY media outlet 100% accurate?
54:00 – NO media outlet has all the facts – check all the sides of EVERY story