Why are so many incredibly important news stories completely ignored by the mainstream media in the United States? Why do they seem to want to avoid many “controversial questions” as if they were the plague? Why does the media tend to label those that are willing to ask the hard questions and seek the truth as “conspiracy theorists”? Sadly, the truth is that the mainstream media in America does not do much real journalism anymore. At this point, approximately 90 percent of what you see on television is controlled by just 6 giant media corporations. That is why “the news” seems to be so similar no matter what channel you watch. Well, it turns out that a lot of Americans are getting tired of the safe, censored, pre-packaged news that they get from the corporate-controlled media. One recent poll found that 77 percent of all Americans do not trust television news at this point. This distrust has helped fuel the rise of the alternative media, which has absolutely exploded in recent years.
These days, if an important news story is deemed to be “too controversial” or threatens an important political or corporate interest, it is usually first broken either by the alternative media or by a foreign news source. If the story gets enough traction, sometimes the mainstream media will eventually start covering it as well.
But without a doubt the version of “the news” that is presented to us by the mainstream media is very tightly controlled. It doesn’t really matter what “the truth” actually is – if a particular story is going to hurt their corporate owners, their corporate advertisers or their favorite politicians, the “gatekeepers” will try to keep that story out of the news.
It is a very twisted system, and the American people need to realize that this is how it actually works. The media is not there to tell us the truth or to look out for our interests. Rather, the media is there to “define reality” for us and to tell uswhat to think.
Today, the average American watches 153 hours of television a month. That is a staggering amount of information that is being pumped into our brains, and they don’t call it “programming” for no reason.