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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Twisted Media: Controlling & Subverting our Nation

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Twisted Media: Controlling & Subverting our Nation

Why do you believe what you believe?  Some people have a really solid answer to that question, but much of the population never thinks much about deeper questions such as this.  In fact, for most Americans it is simply easier to let others do their thinking for them.  [Reminds me of the military service and what we called ‘Lifers’ – applied to some were happy to be told each day what they were to wear, what eat, what they’d do, etc.-No thinking needed!].

When I attended college, on the GI Bill, I started off as a Cultural Anthropology major with a minor in Political Science eventually switching my major to Mass Communications.  At the time there were more than 250 major media corporations.  Today there are just six and the top of the heap is Disney which now owns most of Fox Broadcasting [our favorite news source as you might surmise].

We’ve been concerned that Left-leaning Disney would corrupt Fox News. To some viewers, it has.

In television, the vast majority of broadcast and basic cable networks, over a hundred in all, are controlled by six corporations: Fox CorporationThe Walt Disney Company (which includes the ABC, ESPN, FX and Disney brands), National Amusements (which includes CBS Corporation and Viacom), Comcast (which owns NBCUniversal), AT&T (which owns WarnerMedia), Discovery, Inc.E. W. Scripps CompanyCablevision (now known as Altice USA), or some combination thereof.*

Today, many people spend multiple hours each day absorbing information through a screen, and most of the content that is fed to us through our televisions, phones, tablets and computers is controlled and filtered by the elite, pushing what they consider a Politically Correct agenda including the normalization of Gay life, hatred for Trump, and other divisive platforms.

According to numbers that were released earlier this year, the average American spends more than three hours watching television and more than three hours on mobile devices every single day…

It’s official: This year marks the first time that Americans will spend more time staring down at their phones and tablets than they will watching television.

When you have an almost totally monopoly on news, information and entertainment, it is not too difficult to manipulate a society.  At this point, most of the population is made up of extremely pliable “NPCs” that are more than happy to go along with whatever “societal norms” are set by the elite.  The term “sheeple” has been used to describe those that allow the elite to do their thinking for them, and we need to do what we can to help those individuals wake up and to get them to start thinking for themselves.

Let me give you an example of the immense power of the media.  One recent survey found that those that watch Fox News tend to think that the U.S. economy is in great shape, while those that watch MSNBC tend to be quite pessimistic about the economy…

American voters face the same set of economic facts, from low unemployment to the risks from a trade war, but the survey’s index of overall sentiment – at 108 just above the 100 line that separates positive from negative impressions of the economic outlook – masked the huge divide between those who approve of Trump, whose views measured a far rosier 136, and those who disapprove of the president, with a reading of 88.

The results, weighted by factors like age, race and sex, to be nationally representative, were similarly skewed based on media consumption. Viewers of conservative-leaning Fox News registered 139 for current sentiment about the economy; viewers of MSNBC, an outlet often critical of Trump, registered 89. Readers of the New York Times sat in the middle at 107, near those who get their news from Facebook (110) and Twitter (112).

The hate pot is constantly being stirred by the mainstream media and many of our national leaders.  And as both sides go at it like cats and dogs, irreparable damage is being done to our political system.  At this point, we are not too far away from a point where this country will not be governable.

Ignorance is the reason history repeats itself, hence, why progressives have dumbed down an entire generation.  Dumb people are easier to control.  Politicians and media know this and take full advantage.

In this day and age, it is absolutely imperative that we all learn to think for ourselves.  Because if you don’t actively take control, the elite will be more than happy to do your thinking for you.

Contributors: Michael Snyder, Bruce ‘the Poor Man’

*The precise data quoted here is from Wickileaks and is a bit dated.


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Brad said...

Great-so many points here hit the nail on the head. The young generation seems unable to think for themselves anymore; just repeats crap they hear on leftist media or from psychopath professors.

Sam said...

The headline & cartoons sum it up well. The socialist teachers in school have done their job in converting/brainwashing their pups into leftwing idiots.

Bev said...

Great stuff & so true. The media is so blatantly full of crap on many levels. Everything on the so-called witch hearings, sorry, I meant the Democratic circus/impeachment was a 'bombshell' according to the biased socialist network 'news' pundits...however, if you listened closely, Dems cut their own throats again as the 'testimony' we heard was hearsay & 3rd-hand office gossip and actually helped Trump. I love that it's backfiring on this miscreants...Dems were whining in the halls of Congress how poorly they did. It's darn funny to see how the approval rating of Congress is HALF of what Trump's is!

Mike said...

Dimwit Dems & their house organ media are pathetic; an embarrassment to the journalism profession.