This commentary, Rise of Mediacracy, will reshape your thoughts on what the media was, purports to be, and actually is.
Daniel Greenfield has done a masterful job explaining the metamorphosis that has taken place in the business of dispending news. He writes: “Media bias was over decades ago. The media isn’t biased anymore, it’s a player, its goal is turn its Fourth Estate into a fourth branch of government, the one that squats below the three branches and blocks their access to the people and blocks the people’s access to them. Under the Mediacracy there will still be elections, they will even be mostly free, they just won’t matter so long as its upper ranks determine the dialogue on both sides of the media wall. The Mediacracy isn’t playing for peanuts anymore. It’s not out to skew a few stories, it’s out to take control of the country.”
As we face the most critical election in our lifetimes, knowledge is key. Yet Greenfield reminds us that “propaganda is a powerful weapon and seizing control of the newspapers, radio and television stations is one of the first things that tyrants do.”
We have lifted a few sentences to whet your appetite for this infusion of knowledge.
“The old institutions of elections are becoming a charade, a formal routine where the outcome is determined by the employees of a handful of major media corporations that present the public with the inevitable result. And America is falling into the hands of the Government-Media Complex.
The Mediacracy has directed all its efforts into hijacking the public dialogue, turning elections into a cheap sideshow accompanied by sneering commentary. It has insisted on being the third candidate in every election and turned its corporate shills into the pretend voice of the people. It has stomped all over the traditions of this country, its independent institutions and its freedoms with thousand dollar shoes while wrapping itself in any available flag. And it cannot be allowed to get away with it.”
H/T Right Side News