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originally posted by: AphoticJoe
a reply to: JesseVentura
Just watched 'The Running Man' recently (again). I've always enjoyed your part in the film--namely how your character refuses to go out and hunt down Ben Richards. Also, "I ain't got time to bleed" is among my favorite movie quotes. That said, every story the mainstream media publishes is comparable to narrative beats, dialogue and plot points from any novel. Each developing story is a novel or so it seems; with each daily update to a given "ongoing crisis" just another advancement of the plot.
We Americans are addicted to finding out what happens next, who was involved and the truth of all the concatenated scenes and chapters. Any aspiring novelist can tell us that for any work of fiction to captivate and hook readers, the plot must ask a question near the opening and then delay its answer for three or four hundred pages all the while hinting at the outcome with tidbits just juicy enough to tantalize. Building suspense, rising tension, playing with emotion and then hitting readers over the head with a ten ton twist--that is what the major media outlets do to us--and our fascination with their daily plot updates makes them filthy rich. The truth ... I doubt it pays as well.
Speaking to the Off The Grid Episode, while I enjoyed it, perhaps more objectivity and less relation to how a topic has personally affected you might dress it up a bit. Otherwise, It's good to see that you're still out there doing what you can to expose or draw attention to the powers that be; the powers that slide their fingers into our minds.
originally posted by: Iamthatbish
Most of us on ATS recently witnessed the MSM being a tool of the govt. Simply reporting what it was told to report, not what we watched streamed live actually occur.
When the media reports lies because they don't do investigative journalism anymore that's an issue. When people at home can do research quickly and verify the media is lying that's an issue.
Certain things should not be a business. Schools, Hospitals, Media. When these fall to corruption or prey to be used as tools by TPTB its the everyday person that gets hurt.