Emma_85 wrote:Now this isn't really a textkit debate...
Sure it is!!!
If there's one thing I want to make clear, it's that this forum *isn't* restricted to Great Questions About Life, The Universe And Everything.
Very interesting studies you post there. I can't say I'm surprised...
I remember, when living in the Middle East, seeing news items in the local media and then watching totally contradictory reportage of the same issues on CNN or BBC. I pretty much stopped paying attention to current events since then; my faith in news media has become quite crippled. I *could* do major research every time I heard something, but there are things I would much rather do with my time, energy and money.
Of course, I get criticised for this; I tend to get accused of being egocentric, of not caring about what's happening in the world...
A little learning is a dangerous thing.
Often when you know a little bit about a subject, you feel like you know heaps about it... and when you start learning about it, only then do you realise how much you don't
know. I feel it would be an injustice to form opinions of people/situations based on the polarised reports the media gives... I'd rather not have any opinion than a poorly-informed one.