Backroom Deals Between Government, Corporations And Corporate Media
America’s business landscape is likely infested with backroom deals between shadowy elements of government, various corporations and corporate media. These sorts of hidden relationships can result in all sorts of unprincipled transactions, traversing markets affecting both Americans’ professional and personal lives.
Below are a few examples:
1. Cable TV news media [i.e., ABC, CBS, CNN, FOX, MSNBC/NBC, etc.] could provide select corporations, individuals and/or government with free paid advertisement; or, free promotional products and services for participating in malicious activities that targets individual Americans or other corporate entities.
2. Newsreaders [aka: anchors] could be compelled to report outright lies, or slanted news stories that misleads the public. Remember the 2011 “Monsanto Forced Fox TV to Censor Coverage of Dangerous Milk Drug” news story. Some anchors – Americans simply cannot trust.
3. Instead of allowing the free market to decide around products and services that are near and dear to us, many backroom deals have resulted in a twisted system of picking winners and losers. Now ask yourself, do you really want America’s news media choosing anything on your behalf, particularly given the industry’s extraordinarily profit-driven temperament, and predisposition to stage-manage certain events, and/or turn a narrative in its favor?
Needless to add, consider how much of the SPJ Code of Ethics America’s news industry may adhere to nowadays. It’s a travesty.