posted on Jan, 21 2017 @ 12:56 PM
a reply to: butcherguy
Lets try again - I hear you and agree almost completely.
Back before 24 hour news and alt-media, we had predetermined times we were conditioned to getting our "real" news, any other time could be fair game
for entertainment programming. But our News times were inviolable.
Those folks who transitioned straight into 24 hour news, most likely are least able to distinguish "news" as being real or fake, even though there's a
couple of light year's difference between Wolf Blitzer and Walter Chronkite.
So for decades we've succumbed to the erosion of our "news" into blatant "entertainment" programming by the networks. Let's not forget it's all just
a revenue generating opportunity to sell products via advertising. Bingo, the advent of confirmation bias news popularity and commercial success.
People will gladly "pay" for being lied to if they like the lies they're getting. Truth be damned.
Now you can add an unhealthy dose of government plausibility in creating propaganda news and smothering the populace with more lies to make us
compliant and unaware. Government "news" releases are sanctioned fiction by law so it may not be the media twisting up facts and spinning a tale any
longer. Ministry of Truth?
But I'm not too keen on the "fake news" moniker when the "real" news has alreadly shown to be full of fictional propaganda. This is all a very
earnest (couldn' t say honest here) process to obfuscate our own thinking, mold our perception, and ultimately, take our money/time/labor/effort!
This situation is far more insidious than mere challenges of "fake news", it goes to the very core of media programming throughout the spectrum. Read
those credits sometime about funding from various "think tanks", the CDC, the ONDCP - these organizations are widely influencing much more than the
"news" (fake or not).