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On Convenience | 5 comments
[new] Into the Trash: Newspaper, TV, Radio, Computer (Avg. Score: none / Raters: 0) (#3)
by TreborScholz on Mon May 5th, 2003 at 05:22:49 PM EURODISCORDIA TIME
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The Internet indeed allows for more access to a broad range of news sources. From Indymedia to Alternet and more. At least now there is choice, too much of it though, yes. The complete data obesity of course does not give us a more true view of the world but in the United States with its highly ideological main stream media these alternative media sources are of true value to me. I recently created a piece that looks at the media coverage of the wars in Kosovo and Iraq.

Marc in his post says that it is impossible to get a grab on reality from all this information, all the data obesity. Thinking about the war in Kosovo- the historical and political background(s) to conflicts like that are always complex and where do we get the "right" information quickly to be able to position ourselves in an educated way? Instead of withdrawal from the mountain of information, dwelling in creative silence I'm all for going to sources that we trust the most and then to make our best effort to position ourselves for the moment in a responsible way. Better that than being silent, because we know who dominates the field in the absence of critical voices... Marc, is not your approach, an all or nothing decision: too much unreliable, ideologized information: let's switch the radio and TV off and trash the newspaper? I'm sure that's not in your spirit, or is it?
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