You really have to be blind to not see the media is an extension of the liberal left. Obama is a fascist pig, hellbent on taking our freedoms and pushing socialistic ideals. To not see this is to be blinded by the dictator in chief and his band of corrupt henchmen. A military coup will take place in this country before his term expires. I support and will dance in the streets when he is forcibly removed. I will also applaud when Holder is arrested for treason against the American people and the constitution he was sworn to protect.
Non-objective, complete lies, omission of fact, neglect to report on news that could be detrimental to the current regime. Needs to have their broadcasting rights revoked. ABC, CBS, MSNBC, NBC, all are cohorts in the criminality of the current government. Nothing but opinionated propaganda meant to deceive and manipulate public opinion. Tar and feather every last one of them.
Not mentioning advertising, much of what we see on TV is propaganda and a form of psychological warfare (brain washing). Having been expose to enemy propaganda and psychological warfare outside the U.S., I have learned to spot some of it. Propaganda can be subtle or bold. Either way, it can influence against what we hold as true.
Unfortunately the American-Jewish Mafia is dominating in the USA. The media aren't the exception. I live in Greece. The corruption here is high. But it looks like kindergarten, if you compare this, with the corruption in the USA. I have involved with the Immigration Service in NY, because of my husband, who is Greek-American. Nowhere in the world, the mafia is so terrible. Americans, are in a pitiable state.
American media seems to turn everything into 'us vs them' and 'PATRIOTISM.' It hides away from real issues by dressing up pop-culture as important. In the 1940s look at the media portrayal of the Japanese, they were commonly believed to be 'sub-human.' People in 60 years will look at American "news" and see how unbelievably biased it is. I feel sorry for what once was such a great country full of great people to be totally brainwashed by television.
Each news station is supportive more of one side; biased media. The news will only cover stories that are more interesting for ratings and will give their opinions more siding with either democrat or republican. There should be more stories covering the good of America and less unimportant, flashy news.
The truth is, the United States tries to be the world's police. They wonder why every country despises them. They inflict their ways (maybe not publicly), and kill people (men, WOMEN, and Children). They play devil's advocate. Truth is, people need to be made aware in a loving way that can be understood easily with supporting details.
Particularly on issues like the middle east conflict.
There is so much corruption in the media on this very sensitive topic, that there are at least 3 that I know of, who's main purpose is to combat & expose media corruption. I've subscribed (it's all free) to all 3, as should anyone who wants to balance out media corruption.
1) CAMERA - Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America was formed.
2)MERMI - Middle East Media Research institute - http://www.memri.org/
3) Honest Reporting - http://honestreporting.com/ - This 1 has a bit of a pro israel agenda/ bias, but it's still very good.
Some recent year end highlights from Honest reporting:
US media members have a political agenda. They often suppress facts while exaggerating and misleading. They are an extension of their political party's campaign efforts while pretending to be objective journalists. They follow distributed talking points and their views are extreme compared to that of the average American. They act like they are the elite, and somehow more enlightened, looking down on the average American with contempt.
The media is controlled by the mainstream media, as people don't know to look at both sides, evidently. The mainstream media has kept Benghazi coverage from us, has edited Zimmerman's call to 911 about Trayvon Martin, always brings up the racist/sexist card, and discriminates against anyone they do not like. This is the complete opposite of Journalistic Integrity.
No, I don't believe that the American media is corrupt, at least for the most part. There is a long-standing belief that media companies have long been secretly working together with corporations to advance both their agendas, in ways such as subliminal marketing. Research has shown evidence to the contrary, however. A few American media companies are corrupt in the sense that they are heavily biased, such as the Fox News political network, which has a strong right-leaning, conservative bias.
When looking towards the direction of the American news outlet, one may wonder why there seems to be an overabundance of negative articles. More so indeed than positive.
Many of course, take this to see that the media is obviously sensationalized, that they want to grab attention through shock and interest in whatever scandal is happening.
They would in fact, be correct. The news after all is a business. A business's primary goal is to create a profit for themselves, and a news outlet does so by grabbing the audience's attention by reporting several high profile scandals or particularly important events. Such as the bombing of the Daesh or when Erdogan begins to start oppressing his own opponents media outlets.
Because this is what ultimately catches attention. In the article, "Jon Stewart Blasts Sensationalism in the News Media, but is it Really So Bad?" by Tony Rogers from the website Journalism.About.Com, Rogers quotes the author of "A History of News", by the historian Professor Mitchell Stephens, on sensationalism and how "we humans are wired, probably for reasons of natural selection, to be alert to sensations, particularly those involving sex and violence."
Sensationalism also serves a purpose by promoting the spread of information, because if there is anything we humans like more than eating, it is to gossip.
To any who would like to believe that the rise of sensationalism is a recent phenomenon, Rogers also gives an example of the ancient Roman philosopher, Cicero, "griped that the Acta Diurna - handwritten sheets that were the equivalent of ancient Rome's daily paper - neglected real news in favor of the latest gossip about gladiators."
In fact, I would instead argue that in this day and age, that the problem is a perceived corruption, but the heavy political polarization of the news outlets. In fact, the audience is not being corrupted, it is instead just a case of confirmation bias. A conservative is not going watch a liberal news outlet now are they?
But I would like to remind everyone that today is a golden age of information. News is slowly dying as the internet takes it's place in the world. While an article on drone strikes may appear on the top of your facebook feed, it is just as easy for you to type in, "Moderate News Sources" and dig through a couple of websites that offer such a thing.
So the problem is not so much of corruption, but of sensationalism and confirmation bias. Ignorance would also be a key factor here as well, but once again, we live in an information era, not one of scarcity, where "critics of sensationalism have always claimed that when there is a finite amount of space available for news, the substantive stuff invariably gets shoved aside when more lurid fare comes along" can go and instead, find more moderate news rather than sensationalized ones.
Aurum Nostrum Non Est Aurum Vulgi
Sorry for saying yes in the no section, but this post would never bee seen in the overflowing yes section. The media is not part of a Stalinist liberal communist government-controlled conspiracy, it is corrupt because they do not report facts- they report opinion. When they do a story, they start with the conclusion and go from there. They are like young earth creationists.
Many say they are corrupt because the media is pushing something.....But that the point! They report the news and through in their analysis which is an opinion. Its up to you to regard or disregard it.. Also wishing them harm or saying they should have their stations shut down is extreme.....What about all the good they do Weather reporting, talking about current events.... Not everything they talk about is politics they can also talk about every day things