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eh... the conspiracy at ATSNN is time... we need more reliable people with more time to scour the net and post quality material. Now that the chaos of the past few days has passed, we'll be reviewing some of our regular contributors and inviting some to become official reporters. As for a media conspiracy we've all certainly seen examples of what we see to be a news media focused on the wrong stories for the wrong reasons. While I can't say for certain that there isn't a concerted effort to shape our minds based on what news we see, hear, and read... I think the truth is somewhat less exciting... money. For the most part, American news media has become an entertainment medium, whereby the "best news" source can achieve the "best audience" and demand the "best advertisers" that are willing to pay the "best ad rates" to have their commercials appear on the "best news" source. There is incredible pressure from the top-down within major media companies to churn profit. And profit does not come from reality, it comes from the fantastic. And... for the most part, we play along. The populace sheepishly point their noses in the direction of the TV and watch with rapt attention at the last helping of mental pabulum heaped at us from the entertainment companies, disguised as news sources. [Edited on 4-2-2004 by SkepticOverlord]
Originally posted by ZeddicusZulZorander Didn't even make ATSNN? Hmmm...does the conspiracy reach even further in the "media"?