Are you listening?
Bad agendas are bad news, but they make good news-revenue via big ratings. News today is not a public service. Rhetoric, whether issued by governments, media corporations or individuals, is still rhetoric. It’s intention, its sole purpose, is to sway you, and when it comes to the masses, who benefits from that sway?
The one paying for it.
Games People Play
Politics have always played pat-a-cake with media and corporations have always lobbied for their own agendas, but our voracious appetites for info-tainment and the way in which we consume media and technology has changed the game dramatically.
When reality TV exploded on the heels of the internet’s plethora of instant information gratification, networks realized they had to do something fast. If they were losing viewers they were also losing revenue. News anchors and reporters had to become real ‘personalities’ in order to hold on to…
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