The media loves action and controversy

The media loves action and controversy because it gives them stuff to report and talk about. More viewership and readership means more money. The media will always take the side of a story that is more profitable even though they may know that it is not the correct side to take in terms of what is right and what is wrong. If you understand this, you will always understand why they report stories the way they do.

You know (alert, side tracking!) just when you believe you are completely immune to online ads you see an advertisement that for some reason grabs your attention. Just saw a good advert for a top headstone supplier in Manitoba. I'm thinking they ought to get the mention 🙂 All right, sorry ladies and gentlemen, returning to it.

The Ukraine story is a prime example of this modus operandi. Had the media reported that Viktor Yanukovitch is the democratically elected leader of Ukraine (which he was) and a mob of dissatisfied people are trying to subvert the democratic process by kicking him out of office prematurely because of one decision he made that they did not agree with, we would not have been in the situation we are in today. Had the media reported that the usual process in a democracy is to demonstrate and show your disapproval but wait for election time to oust a leader, like we would normally do in the USA and other Western countries, the mob in Ukraine would not have been embolden and America would not have been put in the impossible situation of having to respond to Russia and Vladimir Putin. Had the media reported the situationfairly and accurately from the beginning, based on the facts above, there probably wouldn't have been a coup in Ukraine, Russia would not have taken Crimea, and Russia and Ukraine would not have been involved in the current standoff.

I know there are many people in the media who would dismiss me and say I belong to the "blame the media" crowd, but what they cannot do is argue against what I outlined above, because it is absolutely the truth. The media doesn't care about what is right and what is wrong. When producers, reporters and writers get together to cover a story, right and wrong is not one the things they take into consideration. They usually take a side that is often driven by ideology, financial gain, or power. It is sad but it is true. It is sad that an institution that has so much influence over society to the point where it has the power to change the course of history, often cannot be trusted to give us the truth.

But what is even sadder is that there is a total blackout of alternative points of view on the Ukraine situation in the media. Apart from Dennis Kucinich, former Congressman from Ohio, who has taken an alternative point of view similar to mine above, no one else in the media seems interested in the truth. This is a classic example of how Americans are being misinformed and miseducated. No wonder why there are so many Americans who are ignorant of American involvement in the world and don't seem to care anymore. I don't blame them. Instead, I blame the people in the media for their laziness, their dishonesty, and their quest for power.

I must give credit with regard to this article in part to I actually had the idea for this post as a result of something I read up on from there site.

Footnotes - Extremely pretty page. - The pics were incredible 🙂

Posted in Recreation and leisure Post Date 01/29/2016






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