The media has faults, but having flaws does not make something valueless. Imperfections do not require casting something aside. If they did, we’d all be in trouble. Because none of us are perfect.
Welcome to the second part of my two-part blog on the media. In part 1, I made the case for the media always having been faulty. Its flaws of today do not differ much from those of the past.
Which naturally raises some important questions. If it has always been so bad, then what good is the media? And how do we deal with the bad?
In what follows I am going to dig into the ways media helps us. I will also point out various safeguards the public has against the media’s flaws. Here’s a hint. The biggest safeguards are ourselves and how we choose to handle the information we take in. I’ll even give out some tips in that regard.
Let’s dive in, shall we?