The complex relationships that make up human endeavors permeates every aspect of society and politics. The ability to be informed about events is a basic motivation to search out accurate news about what is happening in the world. Journalism purports to report the first draft of history.
In practice, press and media news coverage is systemically bereft of relevant facts and completely void of objectivity. The currency of the realm for all journalists is trust, and their collective credibility is bankrupt for a very simple reason; their newscasts are based upon lies, newspeak and intentional deception.
Carlin Romano in his article, “We Need ‘Philosophy of Journalism,’” asks an essential question that is not at all addressed by the Fourth Estate: “How can it be that journalism and philosophy, the two humanistic intellectual activities that most boldly (and some think obnoxiously) vaunt their primary devotion to truth, are barely on speaking terms?”
Essentially, every component of the so-called “mainstream” media multiplex is foremost a business. The business model is to operate under the aegis of monopolies. Even a casual observation of the interlocking ownership of corporate media giants must acknowledge that the concentration of like-minded oligopolists are in unison to construct a consortium of predisposed narratives that has nothing to do with seeking or reporting the truth.
When the term “presstitute” is used to characterize the profession of journalism, uninformed and semi-literate news consumers often find comfort in turning on their network disinformation program. Those who take pride in obtaining their news from The New York Times and The Washington Post rely upon a different motivation: their aversion to any source that contradicts the establishment worldview is so painful to consider that they adopt a feeble rationalization for self-preservation, which demands rejection of any argument, verifiable facts or documented evidence that challenges their scripted storyline of reality.
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