quietvoice wrote:So, when I travel the world and find corruption in media and governments, and come back to tell you about it, you'll then look into (at lease the possibility) of media fakery?
"At least the possibility" that is what is most ignorant. It lacks basic critical thinking skills. It is the idea that if you travel and you discover that tragedy does occur, that death and destruction are a reality, the defense to maintain ignorance is to say, "Well, okay, this time it really happened, but all the others were possibly faked."
OF COURSE the media can manipulate things, OF COURSE there exists fake reports. Photoshop is nothing new. Because there are a few fake and manipulated photographs of the civil war, you want to conclude the civil war never happened. The battle of Gettysburg where tens of thousands died was media fakery. Stalin has some faked photos, so you conclude WWII must have been faked.
OF COURSE there is government corruption. I have seen it, I have lived it. But maybe the riots in the streets of Bogota were some elaborate hoax to fool me. Maybe you say the riots never took place as you were not there. The images in the media were possibly faked you say.
When I say it is an ignorant view that lacks critical thinking, it is because one person will demonstrate that they can edit a video and then gullible people begin to believe that all video is fake, that all pictures are fake. It never occurs to them that just because it can be done, doesn't mean it is always being done.
And it is not just video and photos. There are public records across tens of agencies that would need to be faked and coordinated. Nurses, doctors, paramedics, police and fire would all have to be part of the "fakery". And even if it was all filmed in a studio, even if it was super secret CGI, there would still be the outcry from those living in the area that it was indeed a hoax, an Orwelian war of the worlds radio broadcast. Within minutes FB would be flooded with messages...but maybe you believe FB doesn't exist either, that it is also fake, with fake people.
The cure for ignorance is knowledge. Go to Gettysburg, visit Dresden, travel, get out from behind your fake digital world and gain some knowledge.