Bear with me as I get to the point here 🙂 – Capitalism is a problem. Don’t misunderstand me, I’m not anti-capitalist. I believe everyone should have the opportunity to be able to make money from their work. But what I am anti is lack of control.
This brings me back to my point, somewhere along the line, the media has become so capitalist, that they’ve stopped reporting news and started reporting agendas.
We’ve lost for the most part investigative journalism, shows like The Fifth Estate and W5 are few and far between, and, I’m troubled to say are likely censored by their owners to ensure they aren’t investigating their agendas.
I have no evidence of this, but that too is the troubling issue, we can no longer trust that news is being reported at all. Things that should be important like the purchase of military equipment with secret funds aren’t talked about. Things that make the government look bad aren’t reported. Opinions contrary to the agenda of the media outlet are treated condescendingly, not objectively. Go to Wikileaks. While you may not agree with their methods, do you really think nothing there bears reporting to us?
On a less intense side, watch your local evening news. Tell me, when did celebrity gossip shows move into the main stream news cast? News Flash (pardon the pun) Britney Spears getting married is not news! Put it on the entertainment shows, fine, but I think more coverage on local municipal, provincial or state issues is more appropriate for my news.
I know there is a line to trodden here, but its not that hard I don’t think. Yes George Clooney being arrested for Syria protests is news, because of the context. But do you see what else is wrong here? Without his arrest there wouldn’t have been any press of the protests. Tell us the news! Why are people protesting? Whats going on in Syria? Less fluff, more content please!
We need to control our capitalism in this regard, a media that caters to the agenda of its owner is not a news outlet, its a propaganda machine.