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allege
claim
every day reporters allege stories to be true and present them as fact.
speculation
assumptions
In reality, they are no more than speculation or theories formed by reporters.
anguish
suffering
In addition, sensationalism can also cause anguish, especially to those people mentioned in the stories.
justify
Media outlets justify their decisions by saying they can only sell high-interest news.
scrutiny
examination
Therefore, because of the ways news is used and manipulated, it should always be put under close scrutiny.
perspective
point of view
In other words, news is provided to us from the perspecitve of the media source.
legitimate
valid
Therefore, it may not always be legitimate.
relevant
related
Unfortunately, sensationalism often stretches the truth and omits relevant or important facts.
suppose
imagine
Suppose new were presented as only hard and dry facts.
judgment
decision
As consumers of new we must learn to think critically about the news and the media, and make our own judgment as to what the truth is.