reply to post by rufusdrak
I don't think the media is run by any particularly evil faction like the illuminati.
I think they tend to skew things because they are infected with a socio-economic meme-complex, a paradigm that results from being the people they
are, born into or having lived in a certain socio-economic group for a long time.
so they just don't think about some aspects of a story, and assume things about their audience, meaning they form a judgement about a story, then try
to tell you that story from that standpoint and usually it doesn't translate properly.
for instance, I was watching CNN the other day, and they had Ali Velshi et al on, and they were talking about, of course, the Big Three Auto
they have this very naive way of missing some key concepts:
"The reason these companies put so much focus into SUVs was because that's what people wanted, you know, soccer moms who feel the need to drive a
tank to the store to get groceries and so on..."
which is very cute and all, however, they forget that these people were SOLD the IDEA of the cars, I mean to say that the Oil industry and the Car
industry decided to sell these gas guzzlers, and to do it, they used marketing to convince stupid people that they somehow ought to have these
example, for years, soccer moms have been watching TV and reading magazines and viewing websites with ads showing a soccer mom, that resembles who
they think they ought to be, driving an SUV, and kids playing soccer, etc.
The news outlets forget how stupid we all can be. it's very juvenile, really:
a monkey sees another monkey with a stick, then decides that, as a monkey, it properly ought to have a stick too, and proceeds to get one, or steal
the stick from the other monkey.
similar to things like BluRay. there is no real reason why we had to move from DVD to BlueRay other than Sony decided to make us all buy new hardware.
a movie looks exactly the same on a DVD as it does on BluRay, exactly. they have you thinking that there's a real perceptible difference between the
two, and of course there is a difference, but it's so minor that it makes no difference and you only notice if you are looking for it.
and yet here we are, buying these things. because the companies decided that dvds were getting too cheap, and that they really ought to make a new
system to sell for an exorbitant fee.
I do go on.