posted on Nov, 27 2016 @ 03:58 AM
This whole "Fake News" hysteria isn't restricted to just the USA and appears to be spreading with media and political figures in Europe pushing it as
well. I know there has been criticism of everything outside the corporate / government controlled channels before but this seems to be a lot
The problem, as I see it, with the corporate media, is that they are guilty not only of pushing unverified speculation and innuendo as facts but also
deliberate omission of newsworthy material that would very much be in the public's interest.
So not only do they publish lies, but also already censor what is reported. When something serious eventually does reach critical mass, with the
independent media having been reporting it sometimes for months (or years), only then do they acknowledge it's existence and claim it as "Breaking"
news or a scoop / exclusive, usually having lifted the material from other sources that have been paying attention.
The real investigative reporting seems, for a very long time, to have become the sole domain of the independent media, while the mass media
entertainment channels fill up the news slots and reporting with unimportant celebrity chatter and pulp.
The other problem I have with the mainstream is their ability to be actually creating the news they are reporting, to push the official agendas of
those in power, or hoping to usurp power in some cases.
The mainstream relies, or so it seems, on anonymous officials, unnamed sources, paid "experts" and opinions in it's reporting these days, rather than
actual evidence or facts, when pushing issues that affect us all, and it has been that way for a very long time now.
Of course, one thing the independent media now has to be very careful of, is the planting of deliberate false news items to be used to discredit them.
The old "give them enough rope to hang themselves" routine, to promote the whole fake news narrative and shut them down as being harmful to society!