Well, for the past six years I've come to abhor the media. More and more the "news" appears to be more interested in advertising revenue than in
information. The news isn't supposed to sensationalize a snow storm, it's supposed to report the news to the viewers.
Just look at the coverage of Britany Spears and Anna Nicole Smith
And that's just the iceburg tip, if you google these two chuckleheads you'll see what I mean.
Combine this sensationalistic yet meaningless reporting with graphics, scoring, and overall production values that rival Industrial Light and Magic,
and it becomes painfully clear that the "news" is just another TV show.
And not only that, but the news will protect it's own corporate ties at the cost of sacrificing potentially useful news.
Monsanto Shinanigans involving growth hormones in dairy cows
Appeals Court rules that the news can lie
That's right, news agencies don't have to provide accurate news because they are simply producing entertainment. Seinfeld and Battle Star Galactica
are fictional, so the news can be too. Isn't that fantastic?
It not only appears that the news is just another TV show, it, in fact, IS just another TV show, so says the Florida court of appeals.
So say we all.
This is basically understandable, unless you're an idealist. Money does indeed make the world go round.
However, sometimes it seems that there is an even greater motivator than money, and that seems to bother me.
I know what you're saying. "So the fact that the news is a commodity to be bought and sold doesn't really bother you, but the fact that there
might be an unknown motivator does?"
Call me a cynic, but that's just how I am. You see, there are a number of stories that would dominate the ratings if given a chance, but they just
seem to be brushed aside with no or little mention.
Here's a link to this very site about Gary Mckinnon, the British hacker that supposedly found UFO evidence within top secret US databases.
There's plenty of relevant links in there to keep the curious satisfied, but where the hell was the media coverage of this guy? This could've been
blown WAY out of proportion by the media and kept ratings high for a good clip of time, regardless of the reality of UFOs or not. They could've used
the UFO angle, the evidence he said he saw and read angle, the TERRORIST angle (a favorite). However, it was mostly ignored. I didn't see a single
story about it; I had a UFO buff friend of mine inform me.
Remember the Duke Lacrosse rape scandel. It brought huge ratings. The media loved this story.
Similar awful rape case, but with the races reversed, is ignored by national press and seems to have only gotten local attention.
This was brought to my attention by the lovely site you're currently perusing here...
And let's not forget O'Hare, google it as I'm done providing links for now, I've got a 5:15 at the gym. O'Hare was mentioned, but it was quickly
brushed aside and made light of. That's insane. Such a big sighting could've been talked about for weeks and would've killed in the ratings.
UFOs are far more interesting than some kentucky fried, drug addicted, hooker that ODed.
So I've concluded that the media is not just a whore, but is also an information gatekeeper. Perhaps you could call it "the national lullaby."
The bottom line is that information is indeed controlled both overtly and subtly to keep the mass conciousness thinking in a certain way.
Anyone have any insight?
Perhaps other cases like these?
Help me out here if you think I've hit a few nails on the head or if I've broken a thumb.