Info News – Bashing Info News
Information news, what is it and how does it play a role in our lives? Is this somehow different from the news you get every day? For starters, I do not know anything about the history of info news, but I know enough to realize that there is a difference between the two. Info news is the kind of news that contains factual information that is usually reported by people with experience. In other words, if you read something in a magazine or newspaper about a war, earthquake, floods, terrorism, or anything else, you would be told that it happened “before today” or “last week”, but that is pretty much it.
The news on the other hand, is mostly exaggerations or downright lies. It is stories, which are totally made up just to give the readers more excitement than they can handle. There is also the news, which is totally accurate, but people pay too much attention to the details and sometimes write it without understanding, while the rest of us are busy working or dealing with something else. In other words, we should be careful not to lose sight of the fact that there is a big difference between the two.
Still, I believe that most people know about the first type of information, i.e. the factual. They have learned to read newspapers, listen to radio and watch TV, so they can verify for themselves whether a story is true or not. This information is called factual information, because it follows a logical pattern, which is always true.
The second type of news, which is somewhat different, is opinion news. This is the kind of news that is created by people for the purpose of influencing other people’s decisions. This includes anything from politics to fashion advice. I call it opinion news, because there is no factual evidence backing it. And obviously, this is not news.
What we need, then, is more objective info news, which is obviously the only way to go. The problem is that objective facts are very hard to come by, because if you look hard enough, you can always find someone who is willing to say negative things about you. It is not uncommon to see the opposite in nature. I guess the question is, what do you do with the bad info when you have it?
Well, I tell people to ignore it, stop listening to it, ignore it. And since there is such a vast array of sources for the bad info, it is up to each of us to find another source for the good stuff, like facts. Please consider all this.