Gandhi’s papers published no advertisements. His weekly journal, titled ‘Young India’, was used to spread his ideology.He wrote that it was
wrong to use a newspaper as a means of earning a living….Often facts are found to be quite the opposite of what has been reported…. If newspapers realized that it was their duty to educate the people, they could not but wait to check a report before publishing it….they have to work under difficult conditions. They have to sift the true from the false in a short time and can only guess at the truth. Even then, I am of the opinion that it is better not to publish a report at all if it ahs not been found possible to verify it.”
That being said, I was in a conference listening to Dr. Tareq Al-Suwaidan.In his lecture he mentioned that although people of this world strive to become a ‘Doctor, Engineer or sometimes a Lawyer’, they forget to realize that it is the people who study Arts who actually possess the power of shaping the world. They form media and they run the media.
We all know that with great power comes great responsibility. The mere act of publishing my thoughts on a blog can be dangerous because someone on the other side of the internet is incorrectly interpreting my opinion as a fact.
My point is that read the newspaper, but take it with a grain of salt.