As a parent, you spend much of your time teaching your children to discern truth from falsehood. Today on Home School Heartbeat, host Mike Farris speaks with the CEO of World Net Daily, Joseph Farah, to discuss how to separate truth from falsehood in the news media.
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Joseph, we know that media bias exists, but sometimes it’s difficult to pin down. How can families practically discern spin from fact when hearing media reports?
For one thing Mike, I think we&rsuqo;ll always have to remember that practically whenever you are viewing a news story on television or reading one in a newspaper or a magazine that there is spin. I mean you and I know that there&rsuqo;s truth and there’s untruth. And one of the things I&rsuqo;ve tried to get my colleagues to understand is that that is what it is all about. It’s about the pursuit of truth; it’s not about fairness and balance and objectivity. Those are intangibles that you can’t get your arms around. And I think for the news consumer, you need to look at it the same way. It’s a search for truth and you have to understand that there are filters and that the people providing you with the news are the filters. You need to glean through what they provide with real discernment.
Joseph, thank you so much. I encourage our listeners to take a look at WND.com, that stands for World Net Daily. Joseph, again thank you. I’m Mike Farris.