Does anyone trust the media anymore?
Fair question. When you pull back from the daily “dose” of subtle and not-so-subtle “programming” that most people call the “news” or “information,” amazing things happen.
All of that nonsense (mostly political) begins to feel “off” if you ever accidentally catch a blip of it on TV or online. But most of the time you avoid it like the plague because it really is toxic to the soul.
Eventually, you start finding other sources (not just echo-chambers for your own beliefs). You find holes in stories, and also begin connecting the dots. For too long control of disseminated information was tight. Our options have changed considerably over the past 25 years.
But finding clarity doesn’t (and cannot) happen instantly. Can take many years to realize that the entire apparatus is just a massive racket of influence to shape public perception for the very select few. Most of it is done via money and power. Evil.
And of course many “tech giants” are essentially playing the same game – but with different tools (and scary privacy-invasive mechanisms).
Many, if not most “truths” may never see the light of day. But it doesn’t take much to bring the whole house of cards down. Tick tock.
“I never, ever have seen media this way. It’s almost indescribable. Making up stories, refusing to run real stories. It’s making themselves look like utter fools. There’s no journalism, there is no media. There’s pure, full-fledged advocacy here.” – Rush Limbaugh