Do. Not. Believe. Everything. You. Read.
That may seem odd coming from a person who makes a living from writing. But there's a lot of junk "information" out there.
You may not trust the "liberal media" or the "right-wing media." But that does not mean every blogger or person who comments on a post is correct.
I could claim on a blog that I saw a giant Martian kidnap my co-worker, but that does not mean my statement is true. I could speculate on something or another that I observed, or post a "fact" that I just know is true. That does not mean it is true.
Whether you trust reporters or not, there is a reason we do not publish every piece of gossip that comes our way. Journalism 101 dictates that you verify people's claims through sources, either official or through documents. Eyewitnesses may or may not be reliable, as a judge or police officer can tell you.
I say all this after getting a conspiracy theory call today from a gentleman who said he lives in the Bay Area of California but is a native of the Winchester, Tennessee, area. His relatives told him that the news media in California (no particular outlet could be mentioned) reported last night that 80,000 Muslims were living here in Shelby County (umm, that's Memphis, but he did correct himself and say Shelbyville). They were not integrating into society. Their kids were getting into fights with other kids. He asked if people here did not know what was going on. Supposedly YouTube has a lot of reports of this type of problem here in Shelbyville and how the Muslims were going to impose Sharia law here. Somehow, I don't think that would fly in Shelbyville.
I am concerned about what Muslims are doing to Christians and others around the world. But let's use a little discernment the next time you see something online -- it's not all true.