Rest assured, I'm not trying to change your worldview on what is worth knowing or not. I was just suggesting that what is being offered in the MSM as the best truth money can buy best be taken with a grain of salt. Lies about Iraq do effect people even if their kids were not sent there, their taxes for 17 yrs were wasted on that mess which could have been otherwise used for something better. JFK might be irrelevant to you but it does not mean that what/how it was done did not have an effect on how the nation was governed after it happened.
We are all different and will have different reason why we might want to check information being streamed to us by MSM. Mine was simple, curiosity.
My understanding of the lay of the land today leads me to the conclusion that there are no respectable and reliable mainstream news sources. Right off the bat I crossed off New York Times after their great job in 2003. NPR went down the toilet right around the time first Bush was president and completely fell off the cliff in 2001. CNN, BBC and FOX reliable ? Not for me. Independent journalism on a large scale is nearly dead.
I never suggested that you would be best informed going to news articles. From my comment,
Trying to find truth in news articles without knowing fairly well history of the region and the players is surely setting one up to swallow crap. Let me just cut you off the pass, I don't mean every news articles about a lost dog or the building of a bridge. But then who knows, journalist today are so deep in crap for their journalistic honesty that even these stories might be somehow contrived.
Weirdly poignant to this topic, we are doing source examination with our grade eight classes in humanities at the moment. This website is a fair example of independent media in my opinion: https://www.fairobserver.com/.
As far as I'm concerned, as a teacher I guess, is that you guys are all big boys and girls and have the critical faculties available to you to make your own minds up. It's the kids I'm trying to save )