On the importance of being widely read

Want the unvarnished truth?

Don’t we all.

Here is a perfect example why you can’t just read Whaleoil, or watch just One News, or follow just your own political party’s press releases.

The following tweets are all about the same information, all tweeted within the same hour.

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It goes to show that there is always an outlet that will deliver the news in a way you want to consume it, and spin is almost everywhere.

The real problem is that most people only get their ‘news’ via a very limited range of sources, and as a result, their view or reality – albeit completely fair and balanced to them – may be well off kilter.

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