Wednesday, December 25, 2013 6:49:38 AM
The change is mostly what happens after the lie is revealed. It seems that there no penalties, no shame.. Nothing happens. In the past, if a news channel made a fumble, they had to correct it, it was a shame. And people kept that line until the very recent years. Now they can say what ever they like and no one is keeping therm accountable.
Wednesday, December 25, 2013 6:47:08 AM
Andrew: Information has never been so free, that's true. But it`s not reaching the masses. And by masses i`m talking about the voting age demographic. People over 55 get their news primarily from tv. It`s been like that and will not change. It doesn`t matter if it`s better or worse not that what it was. The point is still that news corporations lie. What has changed is that we know the ties between companies. General public does not care and if you try telling them, they want you to shut up.. Those of us who have found their own sources are still minority and thus we need to continue spreading the facts.
And just to note, RT is state owned but it still is one of the best news agencies. Just skip every story that mentions "Russia", everything else is top notch. Al Jazeera, Reuters, those are the news agencies to trust. FOX, MSNBC etc lie blatantly.
Sunday, December 22, 2013 9:16:40 AM
As for the wealth gap - people actually debate the causes (I KNOW!). You say it's tax rates, even though the average tax burden on the rich hasn`t changed since the 50s (the rates may alter, but people still pay about the same). I say that`s a lame explanation. I say the Fed`s 85 billion a month to the rich is *probably* a bigger part of it.
But you don`t care. You`re smart, you know the answer to this all is to have all media embrace the values of MSNBC. I got you.
Sunday, December 22, 2013 9:12:14 AM
Ah yes normal freak, back in the "good ol'days" it was all different and better. No, not really. You`re just mythologizing the past. You would actually bust a left nut if some of the stuff from the 60s and 70s was on TV today.
They should be fined for lying - who is deciding? Who is the grand lie decider? Sounds like a Ministry of Truth you want there. It`s typical of control obsessed people.
Everything you`re saying basically hinges on, "If only people were as smart an clever as me in analyzing the news". Naturally, it`s kind of an arrogant way of going about it.
Sunday, December 22, 2013 5:43:18 AM
I don't think people are compelled maybe they are. People are easy to mislead. The news organizations have an obligation to tell the truth, well they should. I mean look here at IAB, there are people like 5cats, oldollie, mcgovern, who eat up stuff like BENGAZI or the wealth gap being just fine as is. Or Global warming skeptics.
People do take what supposed "experts" they see on T.V. say and want it to be true. Media is the easiest and fastest way to create propaganda and it`s a powerful tool. It`s a tool that should be held to a very high standard. News organizations in America should be fined for broadcasting blatant lies. Just look at some clippings from the 60`s and 70`s and the differences are outstanding. Now it`s about creating news instead of reporting it.