posted on Dec, 30 2017 @ 03:36 PM
a reply to: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
Well, I'll spare you the dissertation, but suffice to say I worked in broadcast media for a while back in one of my previous lives. Rest assured, I
know exactly how it works. And, you are giving them far too much credit. Everything, and I mean every single tiny thing, revolves around money. So,
where you see what might appear to be divisive, in reality what you are seeing is very careful market placement, to differentiate themselves from
competition 'just enough' to steal away their advertising dollars...and make money. On the same side of the coin, when you see political 'lean', in
reality this is coming from ownership carefully selecting markets where they can get the best profit margins....and make money.
Oh sure, networks actively seek out talent which supports their market driven political bent, it just makes it look all that much more real, but trust
me if the market dollars shifted to 50.00000000001% in the other direction, that talent would get dropped like a hot rock or a bad habit! It's not
about the majority of the public opinion (not at all), it's about who buys advertising and in what markets.
Then, of course, you also have the mercenaries, the talent who think they are bigger than the news itself...and who will say anything to make the
almighty dollar. Megyn Kelly is a shining recent example of but just one of these media mercenaries. But again, it's all based on selling
advertisements. The talent doesn't get hired if the talent doesn't sell sponsorship. Period.
There is no moral compass in the media, there is only sponsorship dollars...and not a single CPU cycle gets wasted on ANYTHING else. The media is one
of the most powerful illusions imaginable, but don't ever think for a moment, not even a millisecond, that the media has a soul.