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Where do you go, to form your opinions
Naked Leader Week – 302 – Monday 6 April 2009
Where do you go, to form your opinions? (Time to read 71 seconds)
Do you go to the newspaper that reflects the opinions you already have, or do you seek out different ones, with different opinions, and make up your own mind? In the UK, that might be The Daily Mail (link to their website) followed by The Guardian (link to their website).
Do you go to the book that supports your existing view of the world, or do you read books with polarised views, and make up your own mind? For example, you might read extracts from The Bible (link to Amazon), and then The God Delusion (link to Amazon).
I was flicking through The National – a newspaper in the UAE, and glanced at a headline – on first reading I thought it said:
“Roadworks on Corniche Cause Disruption”
The sort of headline one would see every day in newspapers around the world – roadworks on a major road are always a “problem.”
After turning the page, I realised that was not what it had read. I turned back, and sure enough, the actual headline had been:
“Roadworks on Corniche Cause Diversion”
What a brilliant headline – a diversion – a simple fact.
Leaving me and other readers to form our own opinion.
Who, where and why do you go, to form your opinions?
With thanks to David Prichard for this idea
With my love and best wishes to you all