How To Be Your Own Reporter
These days our minds are the new battleground. To fight back we have to be our own reporters. I’ll tell you how to do that in How-To-Be-Your-Own-Reporter-Bob Davis Podcast 915.
Start With Skepticism
Any decent reporter starts with being skeptical when it comes to those who wield power. From there it’s all about checking details and establishing fact. Why? Because we live in a world where the information channels are filled with crap. Moreover, it’s on purpose.
In addition most so called ‘news sources’ these days are thin on resources. Newspapers have cut their newsroom staffs. Television networks don’t always fact check. More importantly cable news is all about personalities and arguments.
We All Have Blind Spots
What We Want To Hear
Even more most of us want to hear what we agree with. We want to feel secure in our beliefs and conclusions. Consequently we gravitate to the sources, stories and personalities we agree with.
Get Rid Of The Blind Spots
How I Lost My Blind Spots
Certainly I’ll tell you how I lost my blind spots in How-To-Be-Your-Own-Reporter-Bob Davis Podcast 915.
Sources, Biases and Facts
I Do Not Advocate
Conspiracy Theories, Horoscopes and Psychics
Furthermore the longer I do this the more I believe we have to work with the facts we know we can confirm. Conspiracy theories and opinions are fun. Horoscopes and psychics are for entertainment only, right?
Not Fighting To Convince You
In conclusion I’ve given up trying to convince listeners and subscribers. I don’t fight for or against a politician.
Some Stories And How To Do Your Homework
I’ll tell you some stories and help you become your own reporter in this extra extra podcast.
(Editor’s Note: I do this all the time, I talk about someone off the cuff, and get the name wrong. In this case I refer to a certain Doctor Redmond at the CDC. It’s Doctor Robert R. Redfield, recently in the news with the Coronavirus crsis response.)
How-To-Be-Your-Own-Reporter-Bob Davis Podcast 915