The Nonsense about Fake News

People should realize that most of the news written is largely fake. Newspapers, for example, have to maintain relationships with the political and corporate folks who feed them most of the “news”. Piss them off and the journalists main source of news dries up. Journalists are then out of jobs so they play the status-quo game. Most of the news provided by the gov’t and corps consists of self-serving political publicity in the form of PSAs, trial balloons for policies and practice, political inuendo and propaganda. Media outlets also have”news values” preordained by the media owners (massively rich corporations) so that the “news” does not alienate advertisers. Remember virtually all media are businesses who serve a clientele, hence the “news” is governed by maintaining advertiser good will and not necessarily reporting “truth”. Apart from “it bleeds, it leads” (news value) stories of massive death or feel-good stories etc much news is fake. Lastly, all of the corporate media bemoans the breaking of the so-called credo of media to protect democracy by speaking truth to power while they all quite happily abetted George Bush II in spreading fake news about weapons of mass destruction leading to the war in Iraq which was a cash cow for major corporations like General Electric which, through their various subsidiaries, are major advertisers in the media. So 99% of news is fake.

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About flexosaurus

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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