I’ve said this many times before: I’m not so concerned with what you think; as long as you think. You can think whatever you like, as long as you can tell me why. Being able to articulate why you believe what you believe is vital. Use your brain guys!
I think Mediawatch is a great, weekly 12 minute show that seeks to critique the media and talk about how the media uses statistics and one sided stories to make the points they want to make.
This is why I am so critical of A Current Affair & Today Tonight. They are both examples of simply awful journalism that do not report facts, in any way, shape or form. They manipulate facts and statistics to create sensationalism. Occasionally these shows may be ok, but this is not a common occurrence.
Don’t believe everything you hear/see/read. THINK!
HERE is the link to Mediwatch. It’s worth 12 minutes a week. I’m not saying you always need to agree with their assessments, but you do need to develop the skill of analysing information you are presented with.