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Build_Back_Bankrupt 6 points ago +6 / -0

That's a lot of reasoning to say that the problem is "lies"

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Junosu [S] 3 points ago +3 / -0

Propaganda. Manipulation. Manufacturing Consent and good ol' Operation Mockingbird. Something needs to be done to punish those lying losers.

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Warbeard 3 points ago +3 / -0

Social Bots and Ad Clutter have the same flavor text. Looks like a cut and paste error.

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CMDRConanAAnderson 3 points ago +3 / -0

One of the most important problems isn't mentioned here, news stations all across America are selling out to pay for their bills. Presstitution turns the media industry into a TV series, a lot like the Infotainment one referred to here. So many stations have more than a dozen employees, it does not take 60+ people to run a 1 hour news cycle, yet they've found ways to turn 2-3 hours of news into 24/7 content. The worst part is that to pay for all this overhead stations have resorted to sponsoring their segments. You can't find a news station these days that doesn't have someone funding their wardrobe/weather and from what I've seen they even take the opportunity to go further than that; my local stations sponsor local businesses giving them their segment (for $$ of course), it's literally a commercial.

That isn't the worst part though, people are quietly lining the pockets of news stations to sponsor stories they'd otherwise never cover. Pride month is a great example, if we could read their checkbooks they'd be raking in the 10k+ range from donations and gifts. One station I saw during pride month had, I kid you not, the entire station decked out in rainbow decour, including apparel and gift bags for the anchors. There's so much money in this, it was never what the Constitution had in mind when they said freedom of the press, they had some guy with a pen in mind not this corporate industry. This is what really fuels all the others IMO, as I've said many times the real reason Orange man bad took off is because it sells; people pay to see it (donors), people pay to watch it and it can be easily recycled for hours of effortless work for news stations. It's made them lazy as well, no one hunts for a story anymore. Reminds me of that thread the other day about the journalist asking where the gas station that lowered prices was, literal hyenas who fight over easy pickings.

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Whitespace 3 points ago +3 / -0

Nice little graphic. Thanks for putting that out op.

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AllahFubar 2 points ago +2 / -0

#34, and the biggest, full blown fabrication.

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AgnesDomini 1 point ago +1 / -0

Thanks for sharing, fren!