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Despair in the media?

Asked by o0 (222points) December 12th, 2008

What would happen if the media stopped spreading fear and despair? Is the poor economy simply a product of this fear?

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dynamicduo's avatar

Well, less newspapers and magazines would be bought, less CNN would be watched, for starters. Consider that the Advertisement Industries don’t really want that to happen anytime soon, reduced eyeballs is reduced ad effectiveness is reduced profit. Ideally people would develop the ability to judge risks on their actual merit instead of assuming the media reporting is correct and accurate and not distorted… but people can do this now if they choose to.

The poor economy is certainly not simply a product of media created fear. They are actual legit economic problems caused by ill policies and actions in the past and present. Yes, the media makes it out to be bigger and worse than it is (based on what I’ve seen in the media, there’s a crazy outbreak of “Tent City USA” going on across the nation, which while I’m sure some do exist, this ‘outbreak’ is obviously exaggerated), but they do what’s needed to sell issues, and conflict/drama/fear sells. Is it disgusting that they profit off of fear? I think it is, which is why I don’t consume such media.

o0's avatar

I’m not so sure it has to do with selling papers and mags as much as it is to control. A fake world pulled over our eyes to distract us from the truth.

wundayatta's avatar

If people would stop watching the O’Reilly Factor, and start listening to NPR, they wouldn’t think that the media is constantly spreading fear and despair.

Trustinglife's avatar

@o0, What truth is the media distracting us from? I’m not being sarcastic, I’m really curious what you think.

o0's avatar

Trusting life: I believe that media, banks, government is controlled by a relatively small group of elites/internationalists (rothschild, rockefeller, du pont to name a few.) their plot is an evil one that has been in the workings for hundreds of years. The truth is that they are creating a one world government in which they are the kings. they operate under many names: mainly the CFR but they started as the Illuminati. here is a hint of proof to make you curious.

“Some even believe we (Rockefeller family) are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as ‘internationalists’ and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure – One World, if you will. If that’s the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it.”
– David Rockefeller, Memoirs, 2002

here is a link that sums up most of it

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