What is the news? The news is not just the 6:00 and 10:00 local TV program anymore. Many will say that they quit watching “the news”, but if we use the internet at all or even watch a movie or listen to the radio, we are being fed various forms of information about what is happening in the world. This is also ‘the news’.
Pro-tip: When reading or watching the news, always remember that the media doesn’t just report the news, it also creates the news. What you read has been reported in a very particular way for a reason: to create perceptions, sway opinions, distort reality, and create distractions. And they (those who choose the narrative du jour) have a whole army of useful idiots that help perpetuate this false reality.
Most of you already know that. But the above truth should be taught to children from the time they can read or watch videos or go to school.
Want to learn more about the extremely interesting history of the media? Check out this site.
Ukraine is fast surpassing Covid as one of the biggest scams of our time. The U.S’s record of regime change and/or propping up corrupt governments is dismal. Yet, we continue to do so.
And it goes back to Obama like many of our current scandals.
Sorry to say it goes back further than Obama; probably to the 1940’s at least.
Yes, way further back. We could even say it goes back to the Garden. But I mean the current issues have direct connections to the not that long ago Ukraine problems. And let’s not forget Merkel and Nord stream 2, etc. etc. .
I was a journalism major in college but eventually worked in public relations. We were trained to be objective. My professor assigned 16 of us to newspapers around the state and we lived at the state Capitol for a semester working as reporters. Often, I’d get my stories returned to me by my professor to get the other side of the story — before I could send it to my paper. Today I’m reading that objective journalism isn’t being taught. Instead students are being taught activism.
There are still some good reporters out there , but you don’t usually see them on mainstream media.
There are a few, but the way journalism schools are teaching students, they will be few and far between.
Walter Cronkite, in one of his books, noted that even just by selection of stories to cover a reporter reveals his bias as to what is important enough to report.
“I’ve believed the true report, Hallelujah to the Lamb.
I have passed the outer court; O glory be to God.
I am all on Jesus’ side. On the altar sanctified,
To the world and sin I’ve died, Hallelujah to the Lamb!”