This popped up on Youtube and the title seemed appropriate for explaining the broken nature of The Media in the USA today.
In comments about a Trump Speech, Serioso launched into a non-sequitur advocating that one resort to filtered biased media (one presumes instead of just watching the recorded video of the actual event and making up your own mind…) So it looks to me like Serioso just doesn’t “get it” about media bias.
Of course, seeing the title on this, I checked it out. It is from The Blaze (and no, Serioso, I do not watch The Blaze. They want you to pay for it.) So I have no idea what their general content is like, or really much about it at all (other than Glenn Beck made it when he stopped being on free TV).
This particular video is by a Black Man named Jon Miller. One wonders how often he is called “racist” for being on a conservative channel… but the insanity of Trump Derangement Syndrome knows no bounds. I’ve only watched it up to the point where he starts interviewing a guest; but the introductory speech is golden. In total, 13 minutes:
So why would I want to put the distorting filter of “Media”, who can’t even get the basics of The Story right, who layer on mountains of their own “emoting” about it, and try to tell me what to think; when instead I can just watch the video of what really happened and say “Gee, that professional activist and his mob marched up TO THOSE KIDS and GOT IN THEIR FACES trying to create a media event that AFTER EDITING could be spun for effect.” Which was exactly what the “Media” did.
One time by one media outlet might be a mistake. By a few might be plagiarism of one mistake. By ALL of them, twice in one month that made the headlines and dozens of more over the last few years is PROPAGANDA by design.
See, news is things that are “new”. BY DEFINITION news does not repeat. While Propaganda depends on repetition for effectiveness. The Left Wing Media Complex does massive repetition of the same stories and the same spin and the same “emoting” and the same desired effect. That’s not new, so that’s not news.
And that, boys and girls, is why I’m on a USA “Media News” Diet. There’s just no point in watching Reuters (channel on the Roku), ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, etc. etc. when they ALL have the same set of biases and the same “hot story” that is wrong in the same ways. I know this because when I first got the Roku, I watched each of them (minus CNN that left when the Satellite left but I had watched then). After about a year it was pretty clear that there wasn’t much “new” in their pitches and that they shared both Editorial Guidelines and News Reporting Service(s).
Just today, to check, I did Reuters and ABC. Same stuff. Not much news. ABC had more stories, but I really don’t care about close up shots of a basketball player’s broken shoe, nor what some fashion designer did that was stupid (made a ‘hoodie tie’ that looks like a noose).
I got the best coverage of Venezuela from a mix of RT (presenting the non-USA pro Maduro POV) and some Hispanic sources. The Reuters coverage was “ok I guess” and France24 / Sky did pretty good too. Reuters takes the weekend off, so the fact that TODAY is THE HOT DAY for the “humanitarian aide” face off doesn’t really show up until Monday for them. Sometimes they will put in a minor minute or two on something big over the weekend, but usually it is at least 80% constant Fri to Mon morning and often 100%.
OTOH, on the Roku, I’ve got a few “live feeds” direct from Venezuela (some of them via YouTube). So, If I want, I can just see exactly what is going on directly on the ground.
Then maybe Monday or Tuesday Reuters and the New York Times can catch up; and then I can see what their spin is.
That, IMHO, is THE major issue causing the massive exodus from The Media. In a world where we can get live coverage now, having it come a day late and with “voice-overs” what’s being said to tell us what to think is not a value add. It’s a poor product with negative value. When they try to cover a story in real time, their BIAS becomes the story as they try to edit and spin and skip any fact checking (or even watching the whole video of the event).
Well, I gotta go. I want to check that live stream from the Venezuelan border. And it ought to be night now in France, so checking in on the Yellow Vest protests happening there too.