Have our National News Media outlets become simple propaganda machines, feeding us a one sided version of the news?
“Propaganda is a form of communication that is aimed at influencing the attitude of a community toward some cause or position by presenting only one side of an argument. Propaganda is usually repeated and dispersed over a wide variety of media in order to create the chosen result in audience attitudes.” ~ Wikipedia
Fox News claims to be an impartial, national news outlet, with the duty to bring to the audience, the impartial news, news representing the real nature of the event, without introducing bias or partiality.
CNN and the other News outlets are also socially designated to give us non-biased news as it occurs. Today, our national news outlets fail to give us an impartial report of events without trying to persuade us that their interpretation of the event is the proper perspective in which to view the reports and A/V (audio/video) footage.
Many people have turned to the Social Media outlets on the Internet to search for the truthful news, without all the slanted fanfare. Sometimes we get lucky and find a source but the social media are also biased, perhaps more so, than the National sources.
It’s getting harder to find the truth of how our global social frame work is evolving, what it is becoming and how we are affected by it’s evolution. Most News outlets are owned by an individual or organization. It sometimes appears that these owners have an agenda to instill an attitude towards a country, their people and their way of life or a particular political affiliation.
Is it impossible to find truth in reporting in our society today? Has Fox News become a mouthpiece for the republican party and CNN a mouthpiece for the Democratic party? What about the other news outlets, are they also working with an agenda that helps to slant the News towards their perspective or is it all about raking in the audience and making the bucks?