Posted on Mar 4, 2017
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CPT Jack Durish
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Define authentic. Both are based on POV (Point of View). Indeed, it may be argued that all media is "social" media". Every 'report" is akin to looking through the viewfinder of a camera held by someone else. Thus, you have too walk around looking through many of these cameras, building a composite image, until you have some appreciation for the "truth". Also, remember that each view is a snapshot in time. It is a fragment of a story that began long ago. Without looking at past views (history), you will always have an incomplete picture.
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outstanding response the media thru its infinite wisdom can take that one moment in time and twist it by omitting pieces and adding others to make it good or bad, its up to us to filter thru this and decide what is truth or bs, so you can believe the far right or left until you actively put the pieces together until then you are still blinded to the truth
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I think authentic means more genuine
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GySgt Melissa Gravila
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It has always been my opinion the journalists/reporters should report the facts, and leave their emotions out of it- it is up to the reader to come up with their own conclusions. If I want their emotions or their opinion, I will read the "Dear Abby" or the entertainment section of the paper. I am not a blind sheep(le) and refuse to be led by the nose like one. I can formulate my own opinions, I don't need to be spoon fed- thank you very much. Maybe if the media, both print and social would realize that fact, they might not feel so alienated, or have their integrity questioned. js
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Unfortunately, it is impossible to report "just the facts". Everything produced for consumption has bias or an agenda...we may agree with it and consequently not notice it, but that's our own confirmation bias at work.

Our only viable recourse is to read both sides, especially the ones we tend to disagree with, and search for the answers in between...it's where they usually are.

Everything is perspective.
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Col Rebecca Lorraine
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You need to state source of print or web. Is Trumps twitter history authentic? Cause that's the real "news". The rest is of course "fake news". The real issues are lost in the tangential discourse of the news cycle.
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