Rachel Lu wrote the article “How We Are All Responsible for BuzzFeed’s Fake News” where she talks about people having biased opinions in the newspaper and how some people just write slander about others in leadership just to make them look bad. One point that she specifically talks about in the article is how reporters “have… lost their truthy hunger” and that they are more biased than they should be. I completely agree with her on that.
News reporters are looked upon to give the news that is truthful and accurate. In society now, people have to watch two or three news stations, or read more than one newspaper, to get a small sliver of the truth. Political parties don’t help with the news either. Most every news station is either liberal or conservative and, depending on which they are, shows who they would make look better, the government or the people. Another point that Lu makes in her article is that people should not believe everything that they read or hear.
Typically, every new station and paper is going to be biased. Just because one says one thing, doesn’t mean that it is correct. No matter how much anyone tries, everyone has their own opinion that they want to voice. If everyone in society watched more than one station or read more than one newspaper, then I believe that society would be a little bit more peaceful. Seeking the truth should be the number one priority for news stations, not slandering people to get the juicer story.
The truth is key.