"Nearly eight-in-ten Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents (78%) say they have 'a lot' or 'some' trust in the information that comes from national news organizations – 43 percentage points higher than Republicans and Republican leaners (35%) – according to a new Pew Research Center survey conducted June 14-27, 2021." - Pew
"Today the Soviet Union is gone but newspeak and a thousand forms of disinformation thrive. I can do frontline reporting ... and a reader will email to say I didn’t see what I saw because it doesn’t conform to a political narrative. She and the rest of us can fall prey to platform algorithms and manipulated content disgorged from a news cycle that never sleeps.
"...avoid the hot take. Christians especially should be slow to speak. People are complicated. Explanations that focus only on external factors of race, gender, ethnicity, or legal requirements may miss the motivations that animate individual human beings.... 'out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false witness, slander.'" - WORLD
"we also need to remember that every headline is a sales pitch, crafted to grab our attention, accrue clicks, and make money. Media companies profit from our addiction to doomscrolling. They’re motivated to keep us doing it—drawing us constantly from one horrific headline to the next." - TGC
"Humans tend to have an anchoring bias, a cognitive bias that causes us to rely too heavily on the first piece of information we are given about a topic. It’s a tendency highlighted in Proverbs 18:17: 'The one who states his case first seems right, until the other comes and examines him.'" - TGC