Fear, lust, and greed are all major motivational factors for human behaviour - and they can easily be manipulated to sell products or corporate notions of events.
The emphasis on negativity in all of the media outlets is simply by design. You keep everyone in a fearful and distrustful state, it lowers their own potential of becoming more. The people who look deep to find the truths in our world either do something to get the public informed or stand idly by and become jaded by the circus show called televised news.
Agreeing with Wesman Todd, on this one. As they say so often, "Sex sells." So does fear. Fear can be used to create opposition, because people tend to lash out when they are afraid. If someone in control of a particular media outlet wishes to oppose certain changes in the social or moral order, fearmongering can accomplish this, a la Fox News. It also can be something as innocuous as the fact that people simply want to be apprised of what they feel might threaten them, and pay greater attention to such things. Thus, it is in the media's benefit to create, exaggerate, or seek out threatening and fearful topics.
Absolutely. Look at the main stream local news. The stories include: murder, rape, violence, fires and then one good uplifting human interest story every single night. The elite national media point out dangers of life at every turn. I idea is that you should be on the lookout for bad people. Keep your doors locked. Don't help anyone because they could be attempting to do harm. Wear a helmet when biking.
by Mike Russo 20 months ago
What do you call the media that is not the "Main Stream Media?"ABC, NBC, CBS, MSNBC, et, al are called the main stream (or as some people call it "Lame Stream") media. What do you call, Fox News, Breitbart, Drudge Report, Alt Right, et al? And how does one...
by Jack Lee 4 months ago
The media has two major sides as we know. You have Fox news and talk radio on one side and the main stream media on the other like NYT, CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, MSNBC...NPR and public radio...It appears after one and a half year of Trump admin., and the Mueller investigation of collusion and the final...
by RighterOne 6 years ago
Is the main-stream media honest?Is the main-stream media (FOX, CNN. MSNBC, and the local channels) leaving out crucial information from their reporting, while filling the time with pointless side-issues instead?
by Mike Russo 20 months ago
Well up until this time, I had a hard time trying to differentiate fake news from real news. However now that Trump has posted this tweet, at least I have something to go by. O.K. so Fake News, according to Trump's tweet are "New York Times, NBC, CBS, ABC, and CNN. They are...
by PhoenixV 2 years ago
Does MSM Have Any Ethics Or Credibility Whatsoever?Can you provide examples?
by Leslie McCowen 6 years ago
Will mains stream media EVER allow the Palestinian side of the equation to be defended?Senor on MSNBC...holding court. ALL main stream media is one sided! He advises Romney--high level postion in his group. I do not want my president to be for one people only. Amerifca is a land for ALL...
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