Many "news" networks aren't worthy of watching or listening to but I watch, or listen to, information sources I don't prefer, to better understand the "other side". I also have my preferred news sources. And I am not entirely convinced there is such a thing as a "trusted news source". Anyone who only listens to a single source of information, or the same points of view, lacks independent thought (self-imposed ignorance). News sources "filter" their stories based on their personal agenda. That means we won't get the whole story unless we seek multiple perspectives. It is recommended to conduct personal research with other perspectives and don't assume that all that is said or printed or even visualized is true (from any source). Research other perspectives and don't assume that what is said or written, or even visualized is the real story.
Bottom line: Staying informed with the most accurate, truthful, provable information will help to prepare for whatever is really brewing in the community and the world. Before believing a story and sharing information with others, it's good to thoroughly research from multiple resources with different points of view. Always keep in mind, while watching or listening to any news source, that they are a money-making entity. As such, they need to entertain, improve their ratings and grow their listening/viewer base (audience). Take their words, pictures and videos with a grain of salt. Do independent research from several other sources with other points of view; this may result in a true representation of what is actually happening.
Whatever you do, find a reliable news source and stay informed about what local, state and federal governments are doing to your Bill of Rights and communicate your opinions and wishes to your politicians. Your future, and the future of this country, depend on your diligence to stay informed and to take action.
GET & SPREAD TRUTH, NOT RUMORS:
In the past, I have been the purveyor of misinformation; sometimes to be malicious but often out of ignorance, assuming the information from others was truthful. I am trying to mend my ways and I still have my opinions which I will gladly share. There is enough anger and misunderstanding in this world and I hope to reduce my contribution to them. I encourage others to do the same.
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Oftentimes news is "made", not just reported.
Different perspectives produce different results.
The battle to control information and sway public opinion: [Document] [Video Part 1] [Video Part 2]