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There is a massive media shift taking place in America and other Western countries as more and more young people reject mainstream media institutions. They are turning to blogs, Internet news anchors, social media websites like Twitter and Facebook, and internet-based commentators to get their news and alternative perspectives of reality.
Big media companies have no chance competing against the rising independent media in a free-market atmosphere. They are history unless they can successfully lobby the federal government to censor anti-government websites in the name of cyber security.
But such extreme measures to silence free speech and maintain the authority of the establishment media are likely to be resisted by sophisticated activists. Young people have every kind of technological gadget at their disposal to access their favorite podcasts, blogs and radio shows which are independently operated and offer unique perspectives to world events.
This huge shift in news consumption will have cultural, social and political ramifications for many years to come, possibly altering the very nature of our societies and our governments. What we are witnessing is no small revolution - it is the liberation of the Western media and, by extension, the Western public mind, from government and corporate narratives about history and reality.
Originally posted by sheepslayer247
One reason for this shift, IMO, is that most people are not as hard-lined for one particular view or political party, yet that is what we get from the US media.
The average person is willing to alter their opinions when confronted with hard facts and common sense issues. The media has tunnel-vision and their reporting reflects that. The days of CNN and FoxNews are numbered unless they change with the rest of us!edit on 27-9-2011 by sheepslayer247 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by vermonster
well that is good to hear.
keep cloggin up those facebook newsfeeds with truth people.