From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hearsay is rumor or gossip. In law, hearsay means a testimony based on what a witness heard rather than what they witnessed personally.
What do we “really know” when we read a “news” source, or hear a “news” broadcast? We only “know” that we read it or heard it. I am guilty of often thinking I “know” something when I have had no personal experience which would allow me to “know” that particular thing. I am trying hard to be more skeptical of all things. I come to have a feeling about information after additional information becomes available and a bit of news can become somewhat “settled” news in time and with more information. Even Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein and others have been wrong. Venturing opinions and theories is how we come to think about things and some become “settled”.
Current news is or at least should be “unsettled” until more time and evidence “settles” it.