I’ve long maintained that where we get our news is (unfortunately) the predicate for most political opinions, and unless people get their information from a variety of sources, the “news” we receive is usually in the form of a narrative that comports with that particular news outlet’s ideology. To illustrate, Reuters is the world largest international news organization and wholesales news to the media industry. Below is their summary of recent events.
“Looting and violence broke out at some of the hundreds of largely peaceful demonstrations over the past week sparked by the May 25 death of George Floyd, an African American, after a white Minneapolis police officer pinned him with a knee to the neck for almost nine minutes.” https://www.reuters.com/article/us-minneapolis-police-extremists/little-evidence-of-antifa-links-in-u-s-prosecutions-of-those-charged-in-protest-violence-idUSKBN23H06J
Compare Reuters summary to what was reported by the local FOX station in Minneapolis covering the same story. “As of Monday, June 8, an informal tally shows 17 people have died in incidents stemming from the unrest following Floyd’s May 25 death — though details in some of the cases remain murky. Floyd died after a Minneapolis officer knelt on his neck for more than eight minutes, ignoring his pleas that he couldn’t breathe. Many of the people killed were black, compounding the tragedy for black communities” https://fox6now.com/2020/06/08/deadly-unrest-here-are-the-people-who-have-died-amid-george-floyd-protests-across-us/
According to Reuters there were largely peaceful demonstrations; according to FOX News Minneapolis 17 people have died in incidents stemming from the unrest following Floyd’s May 25th death. Which news organization painted the more accurate picture?