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Re: Corporate Media collapse...
There's nothing to be too pleased about this, though the MSM by hitching itself to the main stream economics and politics, both driving and following our collapsing societies and planet, this media could well deserve its fate. But the absence of a single neutral outlet for the citizenry is a huge threat to democracy. Yes we can get information from other places, but it's often very slanted in one way or another, siloed would be the word, and that is being reflected in the siloed thinking of our populace, our unwillingness to listen to the others' arguments, and re-inforce our own in the echo chamber of our chosen platforms and outlets.
But do I know the answer? The BBC should for instance be the vehicle in which earnest and truthful discourse takes place. But I was in the UK as you know recently, I'm back in NZ now, and the bias in the news and current affairs programmes, the carefully curated language that cannot explore too far the bounds of reality, all examination through an acceptable lens or within the confines of a pair of well fitting blinker, The failure to examine context, the shallowness of enquiry, the perpetual failure to ask the obvious uncomfortable questions, the unchallenging of obvious fallacious reasoning or rhetorical flourish, it was just so depressing.