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Above the lies and fake news, one broker’s search for truth

In the post-election haze, finding accuracy is a must
  • It isn’t possible for people to report the news without bias, but our news is more than biased -- much of it is fake.
  • There are people who are frightened and upset by the results of the recent election. Their feelings are not right or wrong, but they are real.
  • The truth is important even in advertising and marketing. If all real estate agents always told the truth, we would get more respect and trust.

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The recent election has got me thinking about truth. I know I am going to sound old-school, but there was a time a few decades ago when I could turn on the TV in the evening and get the news. There were reporters who worked hard to find the truth. It isn’t possible for people to report the news without bias, but our news is more than biased -- much of it is fake. There are stories that have been made up that contain some factual information, but they are just stories. During the recent campaigns, when I read something that I did not think was true, I would fact check it a couple of different ways. The days of the old-school media and investigative reporting seem to be over. Who knows? Maybe diligence will make a comeback. I do not believe the results from the exit polls about the presidential election are accurate. The inaccuracy of the polls before the election show how far small samples can mislead us. Is it news or simply validation? There was a news source that I used ...