a reply to: Blue_Jay33
You give the media far more credit than they deserve. Sure, they plant the seed and spin like crazy...but they've always done that. It's the people
who read or watch that garbage and then spread it around like its factual information who are the real problem. Even those who spread the lies around
while ardently protesting them contribute to the problem, because regardless of whether or not people believe it, the message the media is trying so
hard to get out there is still reaching its target audience in droves.
People love drama. Period. If it's not something they can get behind, they'll use it to push their own agenda without even thinking twice about it. We
see this every single day right here on ATS. Some days, we see the same drivel phrased ten different ways by the same posters, over and over and
over...ad nauseum. It's all spin. All of it. It should be just as reprehensible for the masses to do this, but it's simply easier to blame someone
else rather than take ownership of the situation and actually make a stand against it.
Take the United States for example; given the enormous population, how many of those citizens are card carrying members of the media? A relative
handful. Millions of people exist in this country who are not journalists, reporters, news execs, or in any other way affiliated with any media
outlet...yet that small handful are credited with subverting and victimizing all of the rest; controlling the will of otherwise reasoning,
intelligent adult human beings with nasty rumors and harsh words?
Sorry, but that's just ridiculous...as well as intellectually lazy. We all have free will for a reason. And in this particular situation, we as a race
of people are not reflecting that right now. It's a simple choice. Either buy into the bull# and continue on giving up our power to people who don't
deserve to wield it, or refuse to buy into it at all and simply take a stand against relying on these purveyors of fear and hatred to form our
opinions for us.
I'm not excusing these liars in the media at all...they are largely despicable, and self serving. But they thrive on the reaction they get, whether
it's positive or negative. It's like oxygen to them. But there is a far more significant number of ordinary people out there who thrive on the same
thing, and every time they spread this crap around, they're making themselves into a mouthpiece for the very entities they proclaim to be the
problem...whether their own intent is positive or negative.
The only way to truly get around the media agenda is to simply cut off their oxygen by refusing to either entertain or waste energy on trying to
disprove the lies that they so generously offer up. They only do it because people make it so easy for them.
Now of course, the likelihood of anything like that actually taking place seems pretty low, because as I said earlier, people love drama...so much so
that they will go looking for it; and naturally, they'll find it in abundance. I do feel you though...the insanity of the media is astonishing, and
it's all about spin. It doesn't matter if the news is real...they'll make it fake by spinning it however serves them best.
They seem to be experiencing some kind of meltdown lately too, so it's starting to become blindingly obvious that they're just making # up left and
right...and don't seem to care how ridiculous it sounds anymore. Who knows...maybe they'll just implode and we won't have to worry about them anymore.
That would be really cool...like the trash taking itself out. Maybe then people would crawl out of their phone screens long enough to start paying
attention to what's really going on and actually care about working together to make it better for everyone.