ARE WE TIRED OF IT OR IS IT EXCITING?
Cable News loves the fight, particularly the skewed battles set up in their issue conflict programs. We are not looking at them for real truth seriously resourced via journalistic integrity. I’m crazy if I think that is what I am getting from them. Conflict and fighting are what best threatens attention to not divert itself from some significant win, loss, or looming personal danger.
This is why the ad hominem jockeys are fuming at the mouth on these shows; without a fact base, we must steer perception by emotion. The best at this connect you to a warrior mindset. They are exposing the Goliath, and their words are the presumed rock in the slingshot–our hero! You will be caught by this trap if you buy into the emotion they are projecting. They must somehow align you to the impression of their cause. Funny how the most referred to plea is the——–FACTS or TRUTH.
Much of the media presents itself as if there is a constant war going on, and I’m afraid there is; a war to dislodge the public from critical thinking. Critical thinking requires me to think what other motives may be at work in presenting a fact. It has become challenging to discern when a true fact is in its true context. That is the rub! Destroying the context can leave one with the so called truth along with the so called facts, yet the deep connectivity of reality in true context is not to be assumed in this or any presentation. I am able to think for myself. If I do not, I am in some ways some kind of fraud.
Another important way the media steers reality perception is in its very choice of subject. Our whole civic dialog, cultural impression, perceived needs in and of society etc. often rest in some corporate executives hands, or slight of hand. To not be aware of this bias…?
MY THUMB IS OUT. THE TURNIP TRUCK PULLS OVER.