Is the mainstream news getting dangerous for everyday Americans? Is it really news or is it propaganda? Perhaps these are questions many have been thinking but not enough have asked directly. In this discussion we will go over examples of not only...
Is the mainstream news getting dangerous for everyday Americans? Is it really news or is it propaganda? Perhaps these are questions many have been thinking but not enough have asked directly. In this discussion we will go over examples of not only how the mainstream media is starting to resemble WWII type propaganda as many outlets been caught fabricating stories and at times and downright being factually incorrect (often times with little to no retractions). We will also review the current state of mainstream media, mainstream news, as well as independent online reporting and where all of this is heading in the near future. Why has YouTube disincentivized independent news reporting? Why the McCarthyism like propaganda scare regarding “fake news,” when in the end it appears the mainstream news agencies (CNN, MSNBC, ABC) are the ones caught with malicious intent of fabricating news stories? Of course we can’t forget about he NY Times and their recent scandal regarding the lack of fairness when it came to reporting about Donald Trump. What makes matters worse is that it appears a large majority of the mainstream media outlets in America are paid and bought for by special interests groups (essentially corporations) as well as corrupt politicians like Hillary Clinton. #ClintonMedia #iDangerousMedia
An interesting problem emerges when discussing the nature of “fake news.” How do you incentivize mainstream news stations to report fairly and not report for click-bait? Ever since the online news has replaced paper news, an interesting phenomenon emerged where major corporations became less liable for their news stories; not were online news organizations hiring more temp writers, and were able to do history-erasing actions like stealth edits, there was also the issue that the monetary success of the media company became dependent on clicks and not subscriptions, thus the death of journalistic integrity. The incentive was now directed towards sensationalizing news stori..