posted on Nov, 5 2012 @ 08:04 AM
Originally posted by ErroneousDylan
Of all places, I'm sure no one here puts full faith into the media, but as journalism as a whole fails, so do the alternative sources we get
It's terrible that we have to read information with doubts of authenticity, but I think it's even worse that journalism has become so cookie-cutter
in this day and age.
Writers used to put quality into their work, now they are replaceable by a copy-and-paste auto-crawler robot. At least, a robot could be forgiven.
I wonder if anything in this article has been falsely stated. Wouldn't that be irony?
(visit the link for the full news article)
ATS user Schrodingers Dog put up a piece called "Gatekeepers", both here and on his former blog. The man is a genius, and that piece was no
The premise: that all news derives from 7 Gatekeepers. Example: Reuters, AP, AOL/TimeWarner, CNN, etc, etc. These news outlets control 95% of the
media related news. If the news isn't fit to print in their eyes, it doesn't get printed.
Take this one step further. 90% of all "alternative news" is just regurgitation of either daily talking points, or MSM news stories. Likely closer
to 95%. On ATS you have guys like Slayer who do some original stuff...but even that is based in part on MSM sources.
And that brings us to the fact that MSM news has quit being journalism. People writing stories really like it when you give them something already
written that they can submit and go to press with. And, as a backup, just reading the press release and writing a piece on it (without ever
interviewing anyone) is also very popular.
So we have, in essense, "news" that is nothing other than press releases being run by agencies that can decide what is and is not news for you.
There is zero value in MSM news, unless you are just wanting to stay apprised on what the propaganda is saying today.