posted on Jul, 6 2004 @ 01:49 PM
"Mainstream Media" is pulling themselves in tighter with Political groups. This is not New news, but they tend to report it from the side
It is also a known fact that People are turning to the Net and alternative News sites for their news, putting a decline in TV news viewing. You can
not turn on the news and see an in depth analysis of the Nick Berg Beheading, you would not have heard of the Aussie Bloke Hoax, you do not hear of
the "Good Things" happening in Iraq, they are even banned from covering the arrival of caskets.
Whether news is true or a hoax, most of it does not make it on Prime Time News. They seem to report what "They" think you want to see. I have seen
more coverage of Britney Spears canceling her tour because of knee surgery than I have on the possibility of Israel attacking Iran. Also because of
internet communities such as ATS, who question everything in search of truth, we have more access to "Around the World" events. Even though we do
not have people inbeded in Iraq, we do have members who are serving their country over there. I used to flip between The Big Three (CNN, MSNBC, FOX)
whenever I was home, but it has come to the point, especially with their commentators, that it is the way they say it is, or it is not true.
In Dave Chapelles stand up special "Killing them softly", he was talking about Police brutaltity and the fact white people did not tend to believe
it was true until it was printed in "Newsweek". I think the Majority of people believe what the News Networks tell them, whether it is "Their"
opinion or not. Thus if so and so reported it, it must be true.
I wish they would concentrate on the "Facts" rather than their opinions as the basis of "Facts".