posted on Sep, 20 2019 @ 06:55 PM
a reply to: and14263
Here's the thing about that and14,,, It has become a convenient explanation to pass by perspectives that do not jibe with certain political positions.
You say that I am lapping up the mass media propaganda. Ok, that is what you think. But here is another perspective.
I first noticed media bias when I was 16. I got my name in the paper for a youth in government seminar that I attended. Those of my same age were
referred to as young adults. Fine. But a few days later I read about a thief who was twenty one and he was referred to as a youth or a kid. I wondered
at that. I also wondered at why it seemed that every newspaper always endorsed conservative candidates. Especially the big city candidates. It didn't
take long to figure it out that it was big money that owned those newspapers and the TV stations as well. Big money always endorses big money
I was 17.
Given a few more years and it was pretty clear that trusting the media was a fruitless task. By then, college classes in psychology and social studies
had allowed me to see that what I had surmised on my own was indeed the case, that media was a propaganda wing of the establishment.
Tossing in oddles of books on propaganda and manipulation went on for another 50 years. I am now 72, I have been visiting ATS for 8 years so if we
want to think about that, how could it even be possible that I'm lapping up the propaganda that the mass media is dishing out.
So can I see the possibility that this young woman, and all the others as well are lapping up the mass media jargon? Of course. But for me at least
this does not automatically dismiss the idea that she and others might have a mind of their own.
One thing that I have seen as well and14 is that there really are propaganda outlets in the media and not all of them are mass media. There are
outlets for leftist propaganda and outlets for status quo propaganda. There are also outlets for conservative propaganda. And while there are those
who listen only to leftist propaganda there are also those who listen only to conservative propaganda. The reason I frequent ATS is that I hate
leftist propaganda just as much as I dislike conservative propaganda and here at least there is the possibility that both of those can be recognized
for what they are.