99% of journalists are scum and helping to kill humanity

All this bemoaning about how Obama is destroying freedom of the press. Freedom of the press is 99% a lie. The nature of 99% of journalism is to back and promote the status-quo of the corporate business model. Newspapers job is to sell a product “you” to advertisers. News is mere filler in this. As an example of what i am saying let’s look at climate change. Climate change was and largely still is  minimized through journalistic “balance” where reputable, legitimate scientists views are always “balanced” with the views of an illegitimate “scientist” financed by many of the very advertisers who advertise in the paper and by corporate greenwashers. Look at any newspaper where an article on climate change appears. Then look at how that article is balanced. Finally, look at all the advertizments for cars, airline travel etc that fill the pages of the same edition: there is a scientific article countered by flak surrounded by pollution promotion. 99% of journalism does huge damage everyday. There is is only the business model creating desire while destroying humans for profit. Journalists, the 99%, are active stooges in this terrifying farce. The 1% of journalists like John Pilger and David Edwards and David Cromwell, to name but three, are published rarely, balanced out of existence, minimized as leftist fear-mongering and/or naive idealism or censored because their messages go against the business model. Read Edwards and Cromwell 2009 Newspeak in the 21st Century and you will see what I am saying. 


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I am an anthropologist and Associate Professor who loves to play guitar and comment on social injustice in whatever form it may take
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