Originally posted by maria_stardust
reply to post by tvtexan
Welcome to ATS!
I'm curious about something and hope you'll share your opinion with us:
Do you think that the manipulation you claim is current in broadcast media holds true for print media?
If so, at what point in time do you feel journalistic integrity flew out the window?
Looking forward to your responses.
How best to answer this?..... Let me start with a little history.... I was born in the late 60's, raised during the 70's, lived it up in the 80's,
became a father in the 90's, raised a family in the 00's, and now unfortunately divorced in the 10's!
I state all of that as a means of context only. I think understanding context is very important when asking someone their opinion. I'm not some bored
punk on summer vacation.
As far as the print media goes... they were the pioneer's of manipulation and dis-information. Print media is way easier to manipulate than media
that requires video and audio! The company that I work for also owns a couple magazines, that you can find on many newsstands, and I could tell you
stories about thier practices that would crumble any hope you ever had in print media.
When did it happen? Way before you or I were born.
I have worked with "Old Timers" that were "there" when we landed on the moon, "there" when the Bay of Pigs fiasco happened, "there" when
Kennedy was assassinated, "there" when the Tet Offensive supposedly happened, "there" when OPEC strangled the oil, "there" during the Iranian
hostage crisis, I could go on and on......
The thing is that they all say they same thing... they got their information about these events from the government!
They believed that what they were being told was true, why would the government lie to us?
I have more to say about all of this, but let me leave you with a quote from a few years back.....
"Were it left to me to decide whether we should have government without newspapers, or newspapers without government, I should not hesitate a moment
to prefer the latter."
Thomas Jefferson, 1787