Originally posted by @sonhouse
There are some people who consider faux news as reliable but anyone with an IQ higher than room temperature knows they are Trumps support group. For instance, the latest finding was Trump's lawyer, Michael Cohen, one of his three(!) clients was Sean Hannity, Fox news talking head, chief Trump mouthpiece:
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/16/business/media ...[text shortened]...
The only time I go to fox news is to find out what they are saying, what they are lying about.
Fox News Channel would argue that if extremely few people trusted it, then its ratings would
fall, its advertisers would flee, and it would go out of business. So it implies that capitalism validates it.
During the Second World War, mass graves of murdered Polish POWs were discovered around Katyn.
German Propaganda Minister Goebbels accused the USSR and Stalin of the crimes.
The USSR blamed Germany, adding that everyone knew that Goebbels was a shameless liar.
The UK and the USA went along with the USSR. In this case, however, Goebbels was NOT lying.
The USSR did massacre the Polish POWs, as most Poles had suspected from the beginning.
The USSR lied to cover up its crimes, and the UK and USA went along though they knew better.
Even after the war, the USSR attempted to frame some innocent Germans for these crimes.
My point is that it's foolish to believe that 'Russia Today' must be telling the truth, the whole
truth, and nothing but the truth about Russia. But it's also wrong to believe that something
must be false just because it came from 'Russia Today'.