How corporate media lie to you every day

I’m referring to the Yahoo! News headline about the cyclone in Myanmar/Burma:

“Cyclone kills at least 351 in Myanmar, state-run TV reports”

Have you ever noticed that no headlines or articles every identify “corporate-run” or “corporate-owned” media outlets?  While it is important to reference a source of information, this emphasis on “state-run TV” serves another purpose.  The emphasis on “state-run TV” serves to breed mistrust in government-run ventures, thus fostering a sort of anti-communism.  Headlines with death toll figures in American crises give the figures without immediate attribution of who’s reporting the data.  And also, instead of giving the name of the state’s TV station, they simply identify it as “state-run TV.”

The logical leap is to assume that state-run hospitals, schools, and other such institutions are untrustworthy, vulnerable to corruption, and should be run with as little state intervention as possible.

By not identifying “corporate-owned TV” in headlines and articles, it distracts the audience from who actually dictates what we see on TV news. We think it’s good ol’ Dan Rather giving us our news, instead of the faceless corporations that own CBS, NBC, FOX, CNN, and all the rest.


~ by Daniel on 4 May, 2008.

2 Responses to “How corporate media lie to you every day”

  1. As alway you make a very good point. The MSM cons in many ways. I just posted to my blog a post titled “obama is a Vote Spoiler” I hope you will stop by and read it. It touches on some of the sleazy tricks the MSM uses…

    The scientifically impossible I do right away
    The spiritually miraculous takes a bit longer

  2. Somehow i missed the point. Probably lost in translation 🙂 Anyway … nice blog to visit.

    cheers, Attributable!!!

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