Have been reading Vonnegut again, and this seemed to be an appropriate reminder of the likelihood that we’ve probably got the wool pulled – at least partially – over our eyes.
“Men are like sheep, of which a flock is more easily driven than a single one.”
– -Richard Whately
The mainstream News Media – with long held authority as the primary source of information for most Americans – has long been losing viewer confidence. Even so, when asked the source of their disenchantment, most cannot provide specific answers, and continue to accept material the Media puts forth without much thought. Lack of readily available, direct examples of misinformation aids in America’s continued consumption of, and belief in media material – after all, reports of News Media abuses aren’t a regular front page topic – publishing negative stories about themselves would be quite the counterproductive business move. Though lack of reporting on such events effectively convinces the majority of their nonexistence, instances of misinformation, misdirection and manipulation in media content are countless (Kroth). The media uses its growing…
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