No, this isn’t about fake news.
I’m wondering about fake history, and fake science.
So to the masses I ask:
Yes, I believe in free speech. However, that belief stops when media outlets like The History Channel, The Learning Channel, The Discovery Channel and others broadcast clearly untrue “documentaries” regarding everything from Christianity, to Aliens, to Sasquatch, and using an air of credibility they once had, dupe the knuckle-walkers of the world into believing they’re armed with facts when discussing such subjects.
I have my own ideas here, and I get the whole “let capitalism shake it out” argument, so please don’t trot out that old chestnut.
What should be done to stop (not curtail, but stop) the proliferation of this perversion?
Do media outlets have a social responsibility to present only content that is fact, if they purport it as such?
What else comes to mind here?