Mind you, a crocodile is very dangerous. We can say what we want to say and believe what we want to believe, but there’s nothing new about how corrupt the news industry has been for well over a century in the great ole U.S. of A. It’s an industry that’s been invading our privacy, controlling powerful people, influencing events, driving wicked narratives, and wreaking havoc on the world for an exceptionally long period of time. And you want to blame the notion of “all things STUPID about the news” for being a vengeful creature whose only purpose is to intimidate a well-behaved and well intentioned news industry. You’re invited to read this perceptive article, published by the American Historical Association in 1860. When will the public truly stand up to America’s news industry, the “fourth estate,” rather than keep allowing it to hide behind a free-press card that it has weaponized along with colluding parts of government that hide behind the card, too? I ask you, where is your loyalty? Is it to humanity, one’s self, or to the treacherous reins of power? More importantly, how did we arrive at the conclusion that our collective moral conscience is just?
Below is an eye-opening excerpt from the “perceptive” American Historical Association publication cited above.
“The newspaper press rules everything from a quack doctor to the President of the United States. The whole character of American journalism is intrinsically similar—if there is any favorable difference it depends on the local tastes or humors of the vicinity; they are merely politic adaptations. Some meretorious tendencies may be found in the rural districts, either from ignorance or simplicity of heart, but this does not qualify the hypothesis that everything is swayed to an[d] fro by the press.”
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