` Title | Credibility and Impact Exploring the Internet and Politics |
Assessment A, Part One - Credibility and Impact: Exploring the Internet and Politics |
Indicate whether each website is credible. |
The Drudge Report: credible |
Daily Kos: not credible |
The Huffington Post: credible |
POLITICO: not credible |
Salon: not credible |
Colbert Nation: not credible |
The Hill: credible |
The Nation: credible |
Red, Green and Blue: not credible |
Crooks and Liars: not credible |
The Washington Post: credible |
The New York Times: credible |
Assessment A, Part 2: Answer the Senator about Credibility |
Comment on credibility issues pertaining to using information from Internet sources. |
All websites are not 100 percent credible, perfection is impossible to achieve. There are sites quiet credible, but that's no guarantee. |
Assessment B: Writing the Speech |
Speech Introductory Paragraph |
For the majority of the websites provided, I was not comfortable with the sites credibility. Most of the sites leaned one way or another. I think the websites that were credible because the information sources had been around and trusted before public web access was ever available. Website like the one for The Washington Post were built around already established credibility with its citizens and the rest of the world, their websites made them that much more trusted and popular.
I think it takes time to build credibility with people, and an important trait for a credible source would be its history of good standing with its audience. I think that when a site is biased and only leaning in one direction, the credibility of that website is lost because it focuses more on one answer and one solution to why those thoughts, opinions, and beliefs are right and why everyone else is wrong.
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