America's Troll Farm Media
Sussman, Gerald http://www.counterpunch.org/2018/03/09/americas-troll-farm-media/
Date Written: 09/03/2018
Year Published: 2018
Resource Type: Article
A look at the American mainstream media, which is in a constant search of sensation, scandal, gossip, and above all -- profit.
Despite all the smoke and mirrors, most Americans seem to see where the stenographers of corporate capitalism are taking us. A recent Gallup poll found that while 84% of Americans see media as "critical" or "very important" to democracy, only 28% see the corporatist mainstream news media (MSM) as actually supporting democracy. They're right on both counts of course. The quality of a democracy is only as good as the information people have to make informed judgements about public policy and politicians.
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