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Sun Nov 10, 2013, 02:39 PM

For the past 40 years, I trusted 60 Minutes reporting and in-depth research.

No more.

I've added 60 Minutes to my "nah, don't want to waste my time" viewing list where it joins Morning Joe (because of sell-out Mika), Meet The Press, and other associated network blah blab blah GOP cheering sections.

Life is funny. I am now back to where I started, mostly reading and being highly selective when it comes to opinion TV.

I trust Chris Hayes, Rachel Maddow, Steve Kornacki, Melissa-Harris Perry because they provide attribution to their commentary.

I used to trust 60 Minutes.

Bye-bye

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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 02:42 PM

1. It's like taking back a boyfriend because you forget why you broke up with him

After a while you stop forgetting and it's over for keeps. I know what you mean.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 03:11 PM

6. Yes, truly "over for keeps"...it all started when I had it up to my eyebrows with

Mika's whoring glances, giggles, sighs, and generally being a bimbo.

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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 02:47 PM

2. 60 Minutes lost me during the Reagan years

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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 02:54 PM

3. Used to be, Charles Kuralt's CBS News Sunday Morning and Sixty Minutes were the gold standards

Times have been better.

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 03:09 PM

4. You captured the essence of my feelings perfectly with "gold standards" ... nt

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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 03:11 PM

5. Mission Accomplished, to wit: The Right-Wing War on News Media. Corrupt it to destroy it.

 

When people decide they can't trust the heretofore trustworthy, the snake-oil salesmen bring their wagons to town.

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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 03:39 PM

7. Sadly (very sadly), I feel the same way about This American Life now

I used to listen to that radio show every weekend. Loved it; best radio ever.

And then came the Mike Daisy/Foxconn debacle. Not just a fabrication but total fiction--as in literary fiction, performance art--sold as documentary. Unvetted, unfact-checked. Aired because ... they wanted to please an audience? It was a good "story"?

So despite everything I've always loved about that show, I just can't listen to it now without thinking, "Is this person telling their story just making shit up?"

I think we need to be skeptical of anything we hear, whether it supports our ideas or goes against them. Sometimes news organizations just make mistakes. Other times they are sloppy. Sometimes they're outright biased and/or devious. But one story from ANY source (even Rachel Maddow) should not be taken alone as proof of anything. I try to withhold judgments now until a massive, incontrovertible confluence of facts emerge.

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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 03:52 PM

8. You Might Be Interested In This... By A Former 60 Minutes Producer...

 

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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 04:20 PM

9. I'm done with 60 Minutes

I have been a viewer for many, many years and appreciated the in depth reporting and spotlight they put on news that may have been missed elsewhere. No more. I'm done.

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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 05:43 PM

10. Sorry, 60 minutes has never had much regard for the truth

I first realized it when I watched their hatched job on Audi over unintended acceleration. Everyone in the automotive industry knew that the story was crazy. The business of 60 minutes is to sell ad time. They'll do it by creating news whenever they see a market for it.

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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 08:56 PM

11. We are clear done with 60 Minutes.

And C-Span and NPR.

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