And that is the fundamental basis of the a cappella agitpop that tries to pass itself off as news in America. The Lamestream Media’s go-to play is to find something, no matter how localized or minute, spin it into something outrageous, and sensationalize it in order to turn it into a widespread “issue” that demands the readers’ or viewers’ attention and reaction. Simply put, it’s how they make their money.
And, when the Lamestream Media is particularly successful, e.g., any negative encounter between a Black and the police, they create an actual nationwide problem that further feeds attention and money to the “news” media’s coffers.
It’s honestly like that these days and has been in ever-increasing severity for many years. Various Leftist and other anti-White/anti-American sorts, e.g., the entirety of the “Black Community,” are tuned to- and trained for being outraged by whatever the Lamestream media tells them be outraged over.
Understand, these sorts are addicted to being outraged. The Lamestream media, reinforced by the social media platforms, has hooked them on it and turned them into outrage junkies. And, like all dealers in destructive things, they greatly profit from their junkies. Indeed, the closest analogy I can come up with is the Lamestream media “whores out” the outrage junkies, much like some pimps addict their “strings” to ensure some level of commitment and loyalty. This is because, to the media, those junkies are products, not customers.
It’s A Total BUMMER
Jaron Lanier, one of the pioneers of Virtual Reality, coined the acronym, BUMMER in his 2018 book, Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now. It means ‘Behaviors of Users Modified and Made into Empires for Rent’ and it aptly describes what the Lamestream Media and Social Media does. They addict people to the outrage they peddle, then rent them to their advertisers and/or the Democrat party.
Social media is biased, not to the Left or the Right, but downward. The relative ease of using negative emotions for the purposes of addiction and manipulation makes it relatively easier to achieve undignified results. An unfortunate combination of biology and math favors degradation of the human world. Information warfare units sway elections, hate groups recruit, and nihilists get amazing bang for the buck when they try to bring society down.
— Jaron Lanier
Lanier, due to his tech hyperfocus, focuses on Social Media, but one can see the same pattern for the same economic reasons in the larger, more traditional media forms and outlets as well. Also, while there might not have been a bias to the Left, there is such a bias today. The new generation of media employees started work with their outrage addiction already in place and getting their fix is easier when their worldview has been modified to fit a Leftist ideology.
Yeah, the sheeple on the Left have been hooked on the dopamine-driven outrage response by the Lamestream and Social Media. They just get their fix from their phone, phablets, tablets, and PCs instead of from a needle, pipe, or line. In the end, junkies are junkies and dealers are dealers.
One could probably substitute any channel’s “news” group meeting for NBC’s Today Show and be accurate enough for everyday use. They’ve all, except for Fox News, lost the trust and the viewership of both Americans and the Democrats, and they seem to choose to double-down on Leftist, anti-Trump editorializing instead of correct their behavior.
Ah well; stupid should be painful and they’ve collectively been grossly stupid. They went full-on Libtard – one should never go full-on Libtard 😆 – and threw away the trust and viewership of the American people, leaving stuck with pandering to the Left in order to stay afloat. And the Left? They’re deep into decompensation these days, demanding more extremity, more hate, and more explicit compliance with the “orthodox dogma” of their cult.
The Lamestream Media’s aka the Democrat Propaganda Corps‘ focus on international political-economics and election interference is driven wholly and solely by their agenda. It is not in any way shape or form driven by the truth. You will not see, read, or hear the truth from the barkers of the Lamestream Media unless that truth is harmful to President Trump and/or the GOP or can be spun by their “journalists” into being so.
They’ve been allowed to become the gatekeepers of information. Worse, they and the rest of the Democrats regularly decry any conflicting information as being a “conspiracy theory” or some form of “denier,” e.g., “science-denier,” and they refute the validity of any information source other than the Lamestream Media.
To sum it up, the Lamestream Media’s goal is shape public opinion in certain specific ways to further an agenda. It is not to inform the public or report upon issues of actual importance.
Yes, what we’re told still passes for a Press Corps is doctrinally attached to a Protected Narrative. The Lamestream media will do whatever it can to protect the Left’s narrative by protecting those who are possessed of a “protected trait.” This can be seen by how they respond – and quickly move on and away from – any stories that might be seen as not being especially favorable to those of Protected Classes of individuals.
But, this does raise a salient question. Is the Lamestream Media’s bias and religious adherence to the Protected Narrative due to their ideology? Or is it just a matter of them trying to not outrage and, hence, keep what is left of their viewers and, resultantly, their advertisers?
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