Our time is valuable.
News headlines need to tell the full story, concisely.
Too often headlines are written to grab your attention, to make you click on the article. It is about selling subscriptions, not about being true and unbiased in reporting.
The role of media is to provide us with important, unbiased information that illustrates the real issues – their role is not to provide us with headlines that tell us what to think.
My friend likes to read the editorials before making up his mind about his opinion about a certain issue, or a certain world event. I tell him that he is backwards; he should read the facts, and then validate the facts, before jumping to someone else’s conclusion. Particularly when the editorial writer or publisher could hold a bias – that’s what editorials are for, and we should not confuse them with facts. In this era of attention-grabbing headlines, what sources can we trust?
In this era of attention-grabbing headlines, what sources can we trust?