Sunday, October 18, 2015

Why I Decided To Quit Reading Media Shit- The Sunday Collage


I spend 20-30 hours on line each week, reading and writing. There are so many good thinkers and good writers out here and I try to find them. I don't like wasting time reading garbage churned out by 25 year old writers who really don't have a clue about what the rest of us may know.

I just can't read cheesy, generic writing from people who cannot think on their own. That includes any headline with some inflammatory twist or anything that smells like propaganda. Propaganda can be anything (an opinion) designed to make you think one way. Propaganda is a tool that our media owners use to divide us. Propaganda is never objective. Much of it is written by obedient employees. It is then filtered by a media editor who accepts or rejects it based on what his supervisors want. His supervisors want advertising dollars and they do not want controversial topics or truths. Big media is not interested in objective reporting nor do any of those ass wipes perform any "watchdog" function. That was quite obvious to me when President From Nowhere entered the race in 2007. The kind of investigative reporting- the kind that sought out the truth no matter where it led- clearly died with Nixon in the 70's.

If you want objective reporting and writing- you are going to have to find it on your own.

About a year ago, I was going through my media and blog feeds. Some of the feeds that I was receiving were absolute trash. I have a limited amount of time to read. There are two things I look for. Objectivity is the main thing. Propaganda by it's very definition is never objective. Propaganda tries to get you to "buy in." The other sorting out approach I use involves advertising. I quit reading a couple of blogs because they accept money from the enemy. I don't care what your rationale may be. If you are trying to be objective and write about the absolute death grip Wall Street bankers have on Congress let's say- and you subsequently accept advertising dollars from banks- I will not read your schtick. I don't care how well you write or how intelligent you think you are. I will offer two excellent examples.

CNN is a huge media conglomerate and probably my least favorite "news" outlet. They produce more propaganda which they cleverly disguise as "business" news than any other news outlet. I absolutely detest CNN business news stories. They are never objective- they are always pro Wall St. and the Fed (our national money supply manipulators) and you will never ever see anything remotely defined as investigative reporting because they simply don't engage in it. Their writers and editors are obedient workers. Their owners sit on Wall St boards.

I don't watch Fox for the same reason. It's just an anger generator. A different kind of propaganda with a different agenda. They have found their own unique niche. My father watches a daily diet of that garbage and I see what it does to him.

An example of a blog I quit reading is "naked capitalism." I actually quit reading it for three reasons. Chief among those reasons is that naked capitalism accepts advertising money from banks. This is a site that spends 90% of it's time writing about the evils of banks and Wall St. If I am fully aware of the fraud and evil that big banks and Wall St. have engaged in- and I pretend to be something not of that sort- then how do I justify taking their money? When I see that level of hypocrisy I question whether you write simply at the behest of ego. It certainly damages your credibility. One night I made the mistake of reading naked capitalism's rules for usage on the site. I have never read anything more arrogant, pompous, or superior than that. I have not returned to the site. Tonight I checked up on them and sure enough- they still have a Capital One advertising banner on the blog.

All week this week, on the computer and on television, I was bombarded with blurbs about Lamar Odom and his drug overdose in a whore house in Pahrump, Nv. I do not care about Lamar Odom and his drug use in a whorehouse. That goes on every day in every little nasty whorehouse in Nevada. My former in laws live in that crappy little town and I used to spend a week every year in Pahrump.

Lamar Odom's story is nothing but clickbait. That's the shit the media is counting on you to read. It's a different kind of propaganda.They know people read it because they count clicks and their masters make money. But every time somebody clicks on that crap- you perpetuate that same kind of garbage cycle and ensure that they will feed us some more. It's a sad commentary that people just love to read bad news about someone else. Or about idiots like the Kardashians.

So I've gotten kind of picky about how I spend my time on line each week. I might search Matt Taibbi's name if I want to know the latest banker games. I might go to Doug Ross's site and sort out which headlines interest me. I read some trading sites and gather investing ideas. But what I have decidedly quit doing is supporting propaganda generating sites and pretentious sites that engage in hypocrisy. I don't find them interesting or useful.

I am glad Lamar Odom survived this week. We can all breath a sigh of relief. It's over.


Anonymous said...

It's all social engineering and designed to get people
to think about bullshit. George Carlin(may he rest in peace)
tried to wake up the masses through his comedic genius.
The only way to avoid being turned into a brain dead zombie
is to do what you and many others are doing, just tune it out.
I leave you with the best three minute explanation of how the
system really works.

Brian said...

I've seen that clip many, many times.

My only knock on George was his inability to develop a spiritual sense of fair play. A devout atheist, George would try to make "comedy" of God which was nothing more than his own cynicism. An opinion.

He was a comic who left the rails in a way- turning his stage into a bully pulpit. In other words, George became very cynical about people and life in general.

This is exactly what might happen to a atheist. A propensity to believe life sucks- which is surely what I gathered from George. The world's ultimate pessimist- so convinced of his view of the world that he indeed made a few of us laugh.

Still like him- but I think I corralled his thought process.


Compleat Patriot said...

Abraham Lincoln was saying the same thing about the newspapers during his administration, not telling the truth. Nothing has changed, or wait, yes it changed for the worse.

Compleat Patriot said...

Speaking of ex NFLers did you see that ex NY Giant and SB Champ David Megget just got 30 years for rape? I guess he couldn't afford a brothel..

Zardoz The Magnificent said...

I prefer news aggregators for my news sources. Doug Ross is usually the first read of the day, then FOX, Common Dreams, Breitbart, American Spectator, Real Clear, DU, OAN-then I like to read individuals like you Brian or Mike at Cold Fury. I have a bunch of favorites that I'll get to in a day.

You're right that you must be wary because so much of what appears to be merely one person's POV is in fact a pitch. Like BigFurHat says, take most everything with a handful of salt.

Do I get any points because I had never even heard of that guy that ended up foaming at the mouth in the whorehouse? I immediately recognized it as LOOK a squirrel, crap. There are parts of our culture that I am totally unplugged from.

I saw Carlin live near the end of his life and I walked out thinking, man he is waaay too cynical-but now? Maybe not so much.

BTW, hope you're healing up nicely