Why does society allow professional journalists to lie without consequences? As an adult it is your responsibility to verify sources of your information. Yet that act of due diligence is neither easy or accurate in today's complex information world. Not all of us are lawyers and not all of us have common sense.
Society will not allow self prescribed drugs even if we are sure of the drugs we need. Laws to protect you from injury and further doctor profits. Society will not allow driving drunk or without a seat belt. Laws to protect you from injury and help the insurance firms. Society will not allow you to pay for sex from a willing partner because you may not have moral values...
Yet our society says it is all perfectly fine to spread fake news to the masses. Because consumers are adults who can check their own facts. Never mind that such practices have caused wrongful court verdicts, statues to be destroyed, and the storming of capital grounds. This is all good as long as anchors make millions of profits for their parent company.
And for those of you who think due diligence is easy....I copied a comment of the above video just to illustrate how ridiculously difficult it really is:
comment said:Regardless of your political leanings take a look at the project Veritas. They are obviously a reporting agency that sits heavily on one side of the political spectrum. If you Google them various sources will call them things like a conspiracy group etc. But what's really interesting is that they have won something like 9 out of 9 lawsuits that tried to PV slandered , committed libel, or put out lies during their coverage, PV was able to prove in a courtroom time and again that they were in fact not lying. So if you watched PV and just took their word for it-youd believe them. If you watched and wondered hmmm is that reliable and tried to do a little bit of research, you'd probably think, oh well this is a conspiracy group this stuffs probably made up. Then if you research further and read the documents and outcomes of the court cases, you'd again be wondering wow I wonder what is true.