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Thu Dec 9, 2021, 03:43 PM Dec 2021

Media Congloms are SUFFERING. SUFFERING, I tell you! They need HELP! [View all]

So Biden's presiding over the fastest economic recovery in modern history.

Unemployment numbers have reached a 50-year low.

The supply chain is recovering faster than experts would have believed possible.

Vaccination rates continue going up, new treatment drugs are close to being presented for approval, and other good Covid developments are happening every day.



What is a poor media mogul to do?

During the tenure of [Redacted], most media companies achieved record ratings, earnings, and audiences. The nation - and the world - were riveted by the ongoing horror show, and the media was dutifully covering every new catastrophe, every tragedy, every grotesque distortion of good in 24/7 close-up detail.

And the addicts responded. We clicked, we watched, we commented, we shared, we passed it along, we discussed, we subscribed, we shoveled the cash their way, directly and indirectly.

Now, like the corner drug dealer when a new street clinic opens up down the block and suddenly traffic is down, the media outlets are frantic - where are their customers?!? They have PRODUCT to move! Bottom lines to meet!! Higher-up bosses to please - bosses who aren't afraid to decimate subordinates who can't deliver the eyeballs and the clicks.

Fuck journalism, they need NUMBERS!

And good economic news, effective pandemic strategies, foreign policy progress, etc., don't deliver for the junkies they've trained us to be.

The only solution I know is the one we can't possibly implement: Break up the monopolies, re-implement an updated Fairness Doctrine, take control of the commons' airwaves, broadband, etc., back into the hands of an agency with a mission to ensure they operate to the public good.

Failing that, we're stuck on the rollercoaster, and we're running outta vomit wipes.


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