The Lies of Politicians And The Media - The Media
Why do we give these strangers, who make money by ratings not by trading information, our attention and at face value believe what they say? Living in Ireland I see the vast majority constantly believe what RTE (state broadcaster) tells them, and Sky News, an English equivalent to Fox News owned by Rupert Murdoch. Shock and outrage generate ratings, Shakespeare knew that four hundred years ago. I see many Irish people who despise the state broadcaster, yet willingly believe whatever it peddles as news, or certainly, the more shocking the news story, the more acceptable it is. News looks easy, spend money for a smart studio train everyone in Neuro Linguistic Programming and just add an audience. This seems to be all it takes to be considered an authority. The masses don’t think, the masses don’t question, the masses are hypnotised by the flickering box. Why oh why do the masses continue to believe the lies of politicians and the media?
Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it. - Hitler (That is indeed if he even ever said it, if you see my point.)