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Why does the American media wish to create such obvious social unrest in the United States???

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posted on Dec, 22 2014 @ 02:20 AM
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We are all told that the media is a necessary outlet for modern society. But lately it seems the media has altered it's approach on reporting the news. Racial stories and reports of police violence permeate the media. Why are they "stirring the pot?" What possible positive outcome could there be to agitating your citizens??? Can someone please shed light on this?
edit on 01 01 2014 by greenday1978 because: Grammar




posted on Dec, 22 2014 @ 02:26 AM
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Ever increasing reliance on paid mercenaries (police) to keep the people in power where they are and to instill the feeling of difference and doubt among the population to keep unity an impossibility. How else could our leadership be so obviously corrupt and get away with it?

ETA: I find it amusing that this seems to be a more recent happening to you. FYI, there has been hard proof since the Lusitania and the Spanish Flu that the media played a major role in deceiving Americans. What makes you think they made unannounced reforms since that era?
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posted on Dec, 22 2014 @ 02:48 AM
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originally posted by: greenday1978
We are all told that the media is a necessary outlet for modern society.


It is.


But lately it seems the media has altered it's approach on reporting the news. Racial stories and reports of police violence permeate the media. Why are they "stirring the pot?" What possible positive outcome could there be to agitating your citizens??? Can someone please shed light on this?


The media runs on news cycles, which explains why it is normal to see one topic get media attention before it drifts into memory as the media latches on to something else. Additionally, the media isn't so much as 'stirring the pot' as they are reporting information with inherent news values. Stories of racial conflict and police brutality are newsworthy, and they are reported on as a result.

The below link may help in understanding why the media reports on things, and they ways in which it goes about doing so:

www2.uncp.edu...
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posted on Dec, 22 2014 @ 02:54 AM
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a reply to: greenday1978




Why are they "stirring the pot?" What possible positive outcome could there be to agitating your citizens??? Can someone please shed light on this?


It's no where near as malevolent as you think.

Why are they stirring the pot?

Because it's a hot topic that apparently brings in viewers.

It's honestly that simple in this case.



posted on Dec, 22 2014 @ 03:00 AM
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a reply to: greenday1978

It sells.



posted on Dec, 22 2014 @ 03:01 AM
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originally posted by: Chadwickus
a reply to: greenday1978




Why are they "stirring the pot?" What possible positive outcome could there be to agitating your citizens??? Can someone please shed light on this?


It's no where near as malevolent as you think.

Why are they stirring the pot?

Because it's a hot topic that apparently brings in viewers.

It's honestly that simple in this case.



The media can select what it wants to report. If a topic becomes too charged and negative, why wouldn't they opt out of reporting it if it's going to cause things like riots or extreme retaliations. They could at least sugar coat it. They do it all the time for other subject matters such as ufo's.



posted on Dec, 22 2014 @ 03:02 AM
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originally posted by: Chadwickus
a reply to: greenday1978




Why are they "stirring the pot?" What possible positive outcome could there be to agitating your citizens??? Can someone please shed light on this?


It's no where near as malevolent as you think.

Why are they stirring the pot?

Because it's a hot topic that apparently brings in viewers.

It's honestly that simple in this case.



You're right. It does bring in viewers. But then again so does ufo reports... and we definitely don't see them reporting those. Food for thought.



posted on Dec, 22 2014 @ 03:07 AM
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a reply to: greenday1978

UFO reports are still very fringe, but the MSM does report on it every now and then, usually they pick a pretty laughable sighting though..

Race is a huge issue in the US right now, so they will report on what's hot.



posted on Dec, 22 2014 @ 03:10 AM
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originally posted by: Chadwickus
a reply to: greenday1978

UFO reports are still very fringe, but the MSM does report on it every now and then, usually they pick a pretty laughable sighting though..

Race is a huge issue in the US right now, so they will report on what's hot.


But why would a country want its citizens at each other's necks? That's unproductive. When things reach riot status, then you would think the powers that be would want to quiet things down a bit.



posted on Dec, 22 2014 @ 03:11 AM
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a reply to: greenday1978

This question begins a journey of discovery that all need to go down!

The history of the media is quite simple, TPTB simply bought all of the newspapers in the early 1900's and got a nice solid grip on the information that made its way to Americans.

It is the combination, control of information/propaganda that has allowed those pulling the strings from behind to create this current version of society that we now have.

The media is a weapon, it can make/break careers, it can create fictional reality for those who tune in and believe what they are told.



posted on Dec, 22 2014 @ 03:23 AM
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Divide and conquer.
The middle step of this, is to wait for the "conquered", to tear themselves apart from within. Once the sheep do the "hard" work, they are tired and weak.



posted on Dec, 22 2014 @ 03:26 AM
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originally posted by: elementalgrove
a reply to: greenday1978

This question begins a journey of discovery that all need to go down!

The history of the media is quite simple, TPTB simply bought all of the newspapers in the early 1900's and got a nice solid grip on the information that made its way to Americans.

It is the combination, control of information/propaganda that has allowed those pulling the strings from behind to create this current version of society that we now have.

The media is a weapon, it can make/break careers, it can create fictional reality for those who tune in and believe what they are told.



But what positivity could come from bringing the population close to possible civil unrest? Does that somehow drive the economy?



posted on Dec, 22 2014 @ 03:33 AM
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I don't think they are too bothered by morals, besides, if they sugar coated everything, no one would watch/read the news would they?

They're already met with skeptism by a high percentage of people already, for a variety of reasons.. A tool for global domination, or just because they're innept. I'm partial to the latter myself...I liken it to the US government, how can organisation (government or media) be a joke and also be completely evil all at the same time.

But I digress, it's about making profit, plain and simple, the newspapers are fast becoming irrelevant, so catchy and evocative stories are the go right now



posted on Dec, 22 2014 @ 03:40 AM
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originally posted by: Chadwickus
a reply to: greenday1978

I don't think they are too bothered by morals, besides, if they sugar coated everything, no one would watch/read the news would they?

They're already met with skeptism by a high percentage of people already, for a variety of reasons.. A tool for global domination, or just because they're innept. I'm partial to the latter myself...I liken it to the US government, how can organisation (government or media) be a joke and also be completely evil all at the same time.

But I digress, it's about making profit, plain and simple, the newspapers are fast becoming irrelevant, so catchy and evocative stories are the go right now


But how can we be effective as a people in this state? During the world wars we were all united; despite the state domestic affairs. Blacks and whites were united against outside influences. Our country is not at all like that anymore. If this is "A tool for global domination," then how can it be deemed effective? Unity would seem to be the key to achieving this outcome.



posted on Dec, 22 2014 @ 03:44 AM
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a reply to: greenday1978
Divide and conquer...in my most humble of opinions...

2nd

I apologize for the short reply as it is late here and that was my first thought...

peace,
Liberty Lost



posted on Dec, 22 2014 @ 04:06 AM
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that's wh y i only watch "naked news"
Reminds me there there is still something worth fighting for out there.



posted on Dec, 22 2014 @ 04:12 AM
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a reply to: greenday1978

Well the question you are asking is quite subjective.

For us, those who are experiencing the inequality leading to this civil war, there is no positivity. Well unless you extend the view beyond the immediate future, leading to the inevitable power shift back to the people. However as I said that is a ways away.

For those who pull the strings of the Media, it is quite simple, they do not give a damn about positivity. They have been actively acquiring more and more in the background through corruption at every level. Keeping us distracted with the media has been the staple of how they have done it. Now it is time to take things up a notch, they have to plunge us into some kind of chaos, it is the only way to distract from the scandals that have broken over the past year.



posted on Dec, 22 2014 @ 04:29 AM
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originally posted by: elementalgrove
a reply to: greenday1978

This question begins a journey of discovery that all need to go down!

The history of the media is quite simple, TPTB simply bought all of the newspapers in the early 1900's and got a nice solid grip on the information that made its way to Americans.

It is the combination, control of information/propaganda that has allowed those pulling the strings from behind to create this current version of society that we now have.

The media is a weapon, it can make/break careers, it can create fictional reality for those who tune in and believe what they are told.


I think elemental grove is right on target here. If you're the chief editor of a media outlet, you will present what the owner wants you to present if you value your job. Likewise your reporters will work the stories you tell them to work, if they value their jobs.



posted on Dec, 22 2014 @ 05:03 AM
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originally posted by: greenday1978

But how can we be effective as a people in this state? During the world wars we were all united; despite the state domestic affairs. Blacks and whites were united against outside influences. Our country is not at all like that anymore. If this is "A tool for global domination," then how can it be deemed effective? Unity would seem to be the key to achieving this outcome.

I infer from your question that you assume that the United States Of America as we know it would still exist when this global domination would be achieved. When you remove the notion of USA surviving the NWO intact, it makes perfect sense. Unrest can be an excuse to crack down. Revolt could also be engineered to install a new regime and system of government that would be less dangerous to globalist despots. After all we are still a free, armed people. People may not see it that way these days, and we are seldom reminded of that fact, but it is true nonetheless.
You can't do a new world order with a nation of free, armed people occupying one of the world's power seats. Oh sure, we're all going along with it right now for whatever reasons, but that could change at any time. For this new world order thing to succeed, America must go along with it, be marginalized, or be destroyed. If our way of life cannot be sufficiently altered in this country to allow this plan to proceed, you can expect this sort of endgame to be run on the nation.
I must add that I agree with the premise of your OP. The character of the media coverage these last few years seems somehow contrived to sew unrest amongst the people. "Come on! Come out and fight! Stand up to the injustice so that we may beat you down for your efforts! Feel better now? No?" The Occupy Wall Street coverage is what sticks in my memory. Thank goodness the American people seem to have some sense and wisdom left within them, or we might already be dealing with the new glorious whatever revolution...



posted on Dec, 22 2014 @ 05:15 AM
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a reply to: greenday1978

Why do people want to chop down all the forests, even though it upsets the balance of the eco systems? Why do people insist on buying huge gas guzzling cars, why do people want the kind of industry that pumps so much pollution into our environment that it will ultimately kill us all? The answer is: people are shortsighted, and they want the benefits of all these things right now.

The news media will report anything that brings in more viewership, because it's all about profits... right now. They don't care about what the consequences may be down the road. It's human nature, unfortunately.



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