Before moving to more light-hearted topics in the near future, I want to show you a perfect example of how “local news” works in this country. Watch this video. This is EXACTLY how propaganda in the United States works. From a guy who used to work in local television news, I will add a little insight to this video.
First, good to see my least favorite television station, KMIR-NBC in Palm Springs, being used as one of the examples. During my short time living in Palm Springs, KMIR was always the station that had the worst local news program and worst audio and video quality especially during live sporting events. It is absolutely not a surprise that they would air this corporate propaganda without even informing you of the story’s origins.
Second, in terms of the similarity involved in every story, each station probably got this news “package” from Amazon itself. But instead of running the story and letting the public know that it is “Sponsored Content” or an “Advertisement”, they run the story objectively without telling you where the information came from. This also happens in print journalism ALL THE TIME. This is also why we need “Media Literacy” classes in this country for high school and college aged students. If you want to know one of the reasons why everyone is confused and the truth is so difficult to ascertain, there is no better example than this video.
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