Wednesday, February 16, 2011

(news) Media

The world really isn't scary. But the news media will tell you otherwise.

News became crap after it was tied to profits. Suddenly it was in the company's financial interest to get as many eyeball as possible.

Attention grabbing headlines and shocking news reports are a few techniques they use. These invoke the feeling of fear inside us. We evolved to be highly susceptible to fear otherwise we would have died easily due to predators lurking about.

24 comments:

  1. This is pretty much why I don't watch too much TV anymore. It's full of crap, even the news programs suck a lot. Whether it's right or left-leaning, there's just too much crap and a lack of journalism.

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  2. totally agree - I think the media has a lot to be responsible for...and at the end of the day they are fairly unaccountable for the impact they have

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  3. now assume the media is like a mirror for the society,
    well then your argument is invalid,
    we can't have nice things because we are bad,
    simple it is..

    nice thoughts! keep up

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  4. If they keep us scared, we'll probably go back to make sure everything's alright, though.

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  5. That's just what the media wants you to think. It's like a horror movie, it seems frightening on the surface, but there's a subconscious reassurance that it's all entertainment that won't actually be able to harm you. Actually, the world is much scarier than they will ever let you know.

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  6. Cronkite warned us about this...

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  7. True... true. Damn media is covering everything up and these sheep stick to it SMH

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  8. yeah i dont even watch the news anymore

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  9. Good for me that I don't watch tv, read shity newspapers etc.

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  10. scared people are more willing to give money away. like church collections.

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  11. That's especially true during the bird-flu epidemic, the media had a field day when that flu came out, made everyone scared shitless!

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  12. Media controls us through fear tactics now ask yourself who owns the media?

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  13. news is all about having control over you

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  14. The media is really whats scary in the world.

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  15. Man this is real. Everytime I turn on the news, it's always something terrible. And it's true, fear has a tendency to get the attention of viewers more than hope or peace.

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  16. Nice post man! I don't watch the news..
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  17. Why do you think Obama won the office

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  18. News has been tied to profits ever since newspapers were invented. The pity is that today's high-speed,instantly gratifying media makes an art out of deception for those profits.

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  19. fuck the media, look at the ync for reality.

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  21. Yeah, what happens in marketing is crazy shit.

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