Question by King of CNN: Isn’t the whole strategy of propaganda sound truthful and just part of the news?
In the old days, the news department was carefully kept separate from the advertising and editorial department. In broadcast tv news that is obviously not the case. Those days are gone and the “news” business wants all messages to pass for fair, factual news because that is what sells best. Unbalanced “news” stories and graphics can make a huge difference in who is nominated and who is elected.
Do you see things differently? Does the media seem balanced and advertising never mixes with news? Sure smells fishy to millions of people I hear.
Answer by tincoatr
The media has moments of actually presenting unbiased factual news but the norm today is to sell a story and sway people to the agenda of the controlling interests. “News” today seems to include personal attacks on candidates.
Much of this is a result of networks being under pressure to boost ratings even during the news. The public would rather have the sensationalized, gossip column news than factual information.
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