Those people we watch on television news programs, with the great smiles or those serious looks, are not our friends. They are not out to help us understand what is happening in the world.
Their job is to sell us whatever their corporation is pushing. They might be pushing our nation into a new war, they might be pushing the Republican or Democrat candidate in any number of races, or they might be trying to get support for a new trade deal, fracking, or even a treaty with a government that has been sold in the past as the leading cause of terrorism in the Middle East. And for doing that while appearing to be looking out for us and looking like our friend, they are paid very, very well. Here are the numbers:
So next time you are watching those friendly faces at the news desks on TV, think about what their job really is. See if you can tell whether they are giving you information you need or are just putting out a message in order to mold your opinion of the this “news” story one way or another. Fair warning here: that will require you to truly think and think critically.
If a major media corporation just wanted people to report the news in a clear understandable way, they could get them for less than a hundred grand a year. However,to find people who can pitch a story and with that pitch change the listeners‘ opinions and still sound like they are honestly just telling it like it is, maybe even sounding “Fair and Balanced” in the process, well that costs big bucks.
Basically, this is the reality: Our news media is now selling us products—whatever products their corporation wants them to sell—wrapped up in pretty packages, just like their bosses want them.
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