originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
a reply to: Krazysh0t
Do you think that media reports what is true? Or what will draw views? Their motivation tells me all i need to know about the support ill give
I'm unsure why i should care what they say. Especially when it cant be supported with truth.
They report on what will draw news as the primary concern is money. Most newsdesk staff are unpaid interns with no idea what they're doing and the
vast majority of content is rewrites of press releases/advertorials and astroturfing.
It's true that studies have shown the media is so distorted that control groups who've read no news for six months have a far more accurate picture of
reality than those exposed to it. However hidden between the lines of these stories are the biases which reveal the greater agenda of the proprietors
and lobbyists who are trying to subvert democracy by buying votes, manipulating public opinion and character assassinations to bring elected
representatives into fold or have them outsted/position untenable. When producing a paper in the newsroom, the first thing that goes on the pages are
ad edverts, all content is secondary (I once used this to sneak my write up of a police raid on a brothel right next to an advert for the said
brothel past my editor and onto print in a local rag to take the piss).
Personally if I want to read news I read it straight from newswires like AP or Reuters. If I wan't to find out who's trying to manipulate who, what's
going on behind the scenes and catch some insight into what the people who hold far more control and access over politicians than thice public could
ever dream of are up to I read and analyse newspapers.
I'm not explaining it very well so as a cop out there's a fantastic lecture/video on the importance/benefits of reading 'Flat Earth News', how dissect
and utilize 'fake' or biased news to your gain: 'Flat Earth News Nick Davies talked about his book Flat Earth News, published by Random House, in
which the award-winning reporter describes falsehood, distortion and propaganda in the global media. With the help of researchers from Cardiff
University, who ran an analysis of the contents and sources for the daily news, Mr. Davies found most reporters most of the time are not allowed to
dig up stories or check their facts. The other panelists both supported and opposed Mr. Davies' views and discussed the influence of foreign media on
global issues. After their presentations the panelists responded to audience members' questions.'
They can be hoisted by their own petard and revealytheir hidden hand with that approach. Highly recommend it to anyone who can find the time.
Trump has a good record of outplaying the media. While I'm not a fan of his style, since day one hes controlled the media narrative. He campaigned on
headline grabbing statements and used his knowledge of how markets and the internal function of newsdesks to provide wall to wall coverage of every
campaign announcement and manifesto commitments. The Dems campaign provided no clear ideas, message or policy and he reduced them to relying on 'dont
vote for me because I'm not him' being the sole 'offer' to the public.
Odd as it sounds getting negative press coverage is beneficial to him; the only profession the public see as less trustworthy than journalism is
politics and he campaigned and won on the message he's not a politician and talks straight. Though the US Press has failed the US Public in it's duty
since the 1950s and is in desperate need of some kind of reform, code of ethics, basic standards of reporting and control over how proprietors abuse
their influence and neglect their duty.
He used them as a fish to get elected, he knows how markets and the media work. In his campaign clickbait online articles were the dominant revenue
stream for media.
A proprietor isn't going to hire staff or spending tens of thousands to millions to send people out in the field to do real stories when they can fill
several pages a day getting unpaid intern, Phillipa Column, to scroll through twitter and gain more clicks.
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