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w4rma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-05 10:11 AM
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143. Partially wrong.
Edited on Fri Apr-15-05 10:21 AM by w4rma
News media in this country is a business and like most businesses it seeks to maximize profit. In this case, profit is maximized by having more viewers/listeners/readers. One gets more VLRs by telling what people want to hear. Sensational stories will always win out over the more mundane. And feel-good rah-rah yay "American" stories will win out over any resemblance to the objective truth.

Feel good rah-rah yay "American" stories win out because:
1) news outlets are punished by their big buisness advertisers when they write things that might wake Americans up.
2) news outlets are punished by the Republican government when they write things that might wake Americans up.
3) news outlets are punished by the ultra-wealthy stock holders when they write things that might wake Americans up.
4) The major news outlets are owned by big buisnesses and/or ultra-wealthy media moguls who have an interest in not waking Americans up.
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