i don't really trust most politicians, but i think it's a fallacy to assert they can be trusted under no circumstances. rather than view them as a homogeneous group of crooks, i subdivided them into three categories:
1. career crooks
2. fair-weather/opportunistic crooks
3. those who are actually fighting against corruption arduously and constantly
it's the same with corporate media. i don't think it can be 100% lies. i think there are honest, dedicated journalists who infiltrate these organizations and do their best to get the truth out, even if they're eventually sacked or what-have-you. im sure there are plenty of corrupt liars though.
got any nuggets of reasoning like that that might help me?