Saturday, December 3, 2016

The Truth Is Out There...

                                   looking for the facts...

Do ethics still matter in journalism ?


“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.”

-Aldous Huxley-

In November Donald Trump tweeted that he saved a Ford Motor Company plant in Louisville, Kentucky from moving to Mexico. He didn't because it wasn't.
The plant was never moving to Mexico but that apparently is not important in this world we live in now.
Yesterday Mr. Trump touted that he'd saved a 1000 jobs at a Carrier plant but it's how he saved those jobs that is at issue and brings into question if this is a one time PR stunt or a little bit of the old razzle, dazzle.

Trump also declared that he would extract himself from his business if he won to avoid any   appearance of impropriety  but now, not so much.

It appears that it is now only the mere suggestion of a possibility of anything that is what is held to be, truth.

Which brings me to this;

"Well, I think it's also an idea of an opinion. And that's—on one hand, I hear half the media saying that these are lies. But on the other half, there are many people that go, 'No, it's true.' And so one thing that has been interesting this entire campaign season to watch, is that people that say facts are facts—they're not really facts. Everybody has a way—it's kind of like looking at ratings, or looking at a glass of half-full water. Everybody has a way of interpreting them to be the truth, or not truth. There's no such thing, unfortunately, anymore as facts."

-Scottie Nell Hughes, Trump surrogate-

And this;

"This is the problem with the media. You guys took everything that Donald Trump said so literally. The American people didn’t. They understood it. They understood that sometimes, when you have a conversation with people, whether it’s around the dinner table or at a bar, you’re going to say things, and sometimes you don’t have all the facts to back it up."

-Corey Lewandowski,Trump surrogate-

The truth is that facts are not supposed to be subjective...
Facts are just that, facts!
But it seems as though now we have reached a place where absent any evidence or facts, a mere statement if repeated enough and said loudly enough can be perceived as truth.
Truth that the media in general doesn't waste it's time trying to correct (shame...).

Which brings me back to my original question...
Do ethics still matter in journalism?
We will have to wait and see.

Until then, don't give up on the facts and the truth.

As was told to us on The X Files; the truth is out there... so are the facts.

You just have to look a little harder to find them these days.

Have a fabulously fact filled weekend!

Noodle and crew


  1. I wish more readers knew about Noodle. FACTS are just that. Proven information than cannot be disputed, no matter how much one would like to have them be otherwise. But, guess what. Those people who believe lies are facts are never going to be convinced of truth. They just don't have the capacity to see truth.

  2. Hari OM
    Well spoken Noodle!!! For many years now I have avoided as much media as I can - for the simple reason that so much of 'news' is made up of items sent in from Joe Public off his social media of choice or 'chinese whispers'. There are pros to it; we would not know about much of the world's difficulties were it not for the new communications methods. Mostly there are cons; knowing about all the world's difficulties, has it helped create solutions and salves... or has it simply served the media outlets to pull at the emotions of their audience who now rant and rave on their own social threads, perpetuating their version of events? Journalists are as prone as anyone to the 'shout before thinking' immediacy which is the blight of these see-it-grab-it-send-it applications.

    That's my part of the rant over. &*> hugs and whiskeries dear Noodle. YAM-aunty xxx

  3. Purrhaps journalism got lost in space Noodle.

  4. We don't know what to believe anymore, Noodle. They can twist and make up anything they want.

  5. Oh Noodle - years ago I was trained and worked as a journalist (Kent State University, class of 1967 - BA major in English; minor in Journalism.) I despair.

  6. My hubby and I were just discussing how no one ever seems to fact check and most people believe everything anyways.

  7. food servizz gurl says herz a direct dee send ant oh doubting Thomas; apostle Thomas & her will ree mane sew until de end oh her dayz, N now herz gonna go take sum aspirin... bee fore de fax on it bee in good for ewe..... change ...... again ~~~~~ ☺☺☺♥♥♥

  8. It's sad to see that it's more marketing than journalism.... Purrs

  9. Ohy bootyful Noodle, you're right, facts are facts. Da purroble we have is dat most media don't care and only look fur headlines and things they can slant to their view. In a world where "evidence" can be created to fit whatever narrative you want, it's hard to know what truly is fact. But there's 1 fact we know fur sure...You're gawjus!!! Big hugs

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Raena

  10. And sadly, the world has seen the Big Lie before.

  11. You hit the hammer on the nail again, Noodle. When Granny sees him by coincidence on television, she always says 'I don't know what he wants, but what he says is propaganda.' Pawkisses for a lovely day :) <3

  12. Yeah, totally agree with you, Noodle. We try to avoid the news media as much as we can.

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

  13. Trump is playing us all for fools. He pretends to consider reasonable people like Romney for jobs, but selects crazies who are dedicated to detroying the agencies they are being put in charge of.

    I will admit that I briefly thought after the election that there was a POSSIBILITY that Trump would shake things up with unusual selections who could cut through red tape and get things done, but his selections are all destructive.

    We are in for 4 years of the nutsos in charge.