I actually don't think the media is that bad, politicians just like to demonize them. They respond to what WE want...if we want to see more positive and uplifting stories than that's what they'll give us.
@gemmafree exactly, they give us what we want to hear but that doesn't mean they're giving us the truth, and that should be their top priority. They twist facts and statistics to fit their agenda and that's a really dangerous thing.
Definitely, and this is a global thing. Just look at the propaganda coming from Israeli news outlets! Zero truth, it's all manipulated information getting the public to think what the government wants.
@votesaad Also what private industry wants 6 corporations control all of the media outlets Americans watch the are beholden to their sponsors.
@jackson23 totally agree!
The American media is CNN, MSNBC, ABC,and Fox news being the worst even NPR as sold its soul to corporate interest. I try to watch and read NY times, British broadcasting, the guardian, free speech TV democracy now with Amy Goodman those are news with the best journalism..
Way too broad, seeing as media covers everything from entertainment, to mainstream news, to independent news, etc. You might as well be saying "Food is a morally bankrupt institution."
mainstream media, yeah.