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Old February 8th, 2018, 11:22 AM   #1
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When the media becomes a political weapon

Interesting thoughts on trust in media and the repercussions.

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Political operatives who once relied on one-sided media outlets and platforms during campaigns now acknowledge their role in the erosion of trust in media and facts in general.

Why it matters: Increased polarization of media on both sides of the political spectrum has created a crisis of faith in the objective truth, leading to an unprecedented erosion of trust in institutions in America. Experts argue this could have a serious impact on the future of Western democracy.



People are struggling to distinguish real facts from fake news, driving a collapse of trust in the media and government as institutions. According to Edelman’s latest Trust Barometer survey:
Over 60% of people worldwide say they can’t distinguish between false reporting and objective journalism, and nearly 70% worry that fake news is being used as a political weapon.

Media is now the least trusted institution around the world, and Republicans distrust the media more than Democrats.

Trust in platforms like Google and Facebook is plummeting while trust in journalism is rising. Still, overall trust in media continues to sink.
This is perpetuating a climate of instability and a lack of rational discourse needed to solve some of the country’s biggest problems, thought leaders agreed at an Axios Expert Voices conversation in Washington on Wednesday.

Collapse of conservative media:

Steve Schmidt, veteran Republican campaign strategist and adviser — now vice chairman of public affairs at Edelman — said that some conservative media outlets are now peddling “outright misinformation” to the American people.
“I’m someone who’s been a beneficiary of there being a conservative media” during stints as an adviser to presidential campaigns, he said. “Now you’re routinely hearing calls for the arrest of political opponents and the jailing of members of the Justice Department. All these things fray at the norms in an advanced democracy and have enormous implications.”
John Buckley, a veteran of Republican presidential campaigns in the '80s and '90s who is now CEO of Subject Matter, a public affairs agency, said the growing mistrust of facts is “driven in part by the conservative media and in part by a president bringing down faith in institutions.”

“We’re probably going to have a calamitous event that is going to lead to some sort of truth reconciliation."


-Buckley
The article then goes on to talk about the role of social media. Worth the read.

https://www.axios.com/when-media-bec...8053bcf05.html
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Old February 8th, 2018, 11:40 AM   #2
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Before i read it, if i choose to, why just focusing on conservative media? I mean, i get it. But there is plenty of this going on in the majority liberal media sphere as well.

Lots of bias, spin, false reporting and coddling of the two major party's and no one wants to address this if it hurts their sides chances.

This is what drives the majority of the angry arguments here on this site. Selective truths via media sources.
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Old February 8th, 2018, 11:45 AM   #3
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Before i read it, if i choose to, why just focusing on conservative media? I mean, i get it. But there is plenty of this going on in the majority liberal media sphere as well.

Lots of bias, spin, false reporting and coddling of the two major party's and no one wants to address this if it hurts their sides chances.

This is what drives the majority of the angry arguments here on this site. Selective truths via media sources.
It does not concentrate on the conservative media. They did quote a Republican campaign strategist and adviser who concentrated on the conservative media in that quote. That was the only conservative oriented part of the article.

The differentiation was between strong bias and intentional misinformation, better known in the inner circles as alternative facts.
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I'll take a look at it then.
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LOL The MSM peddling the fake Russia meme. All in defense of their political arm, the Democratic Party.
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Old February 8th, 2018, 12:14 PM   #6
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LOL The MSM peddling the fake Russia meme. All in defense of their political arm, the Democratic Party.
I haven't added anything of substance to this issue of Russian meddling, because i didn't know what to think of it. Now, as time has gone on I'm growing even more convinced of it and not because it involves Trump alone, but Hillary's campaign also.

Regardless of what anyone thinks of the two candidates, it's no longer clear to me that our own biases is what driving our division but, what suits a foreign power too see the United States become the Disunited States to any end that sees us weakened domestically and internationally and their position strengthened.
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Old February 8th, 2018, 12:21 PM   #7
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The legacy media has been a spin factory for years jp morgan bought up the majority of the news papers in the early 1900s. We could tell fox news was biased during the O-bomber administration as they were the only ones who were seemingly tapping into that side of politics. But in reallity O-bomber was just an extension of the bush regime just spun nicely. They did all of the crap that the media blasted bush for and multiplied it.

Then they swam up clintons ass straight from O-bombers mouth preparing us for more of the same ol same ol. Google met w/ the Obama administration more than any other company during the election they rigged their search engines to hide negitive things about clinton. Twitter shadow banned and swayed things to favor the Clinton campaign. Facebook banned and canned anti clinton posts, changed their trending news feeds to push clinton and show trump in a negitive light. YouTube unleashed the add-pocalypse specified to conservative and non progressive content creators.

All is pushing towards the globalist, neo marxist agenda (or progressive as many are more comfortable w/) ultra progressive nations such as england and Germany are now using social media to enforce language laws as some ME nations have even used social media to have dissenters put to death whereas the more "western" nations are just choosing to jail them.

The legacy media has been cought lying and fabricating stories so many times just over the last year it is beyond disgusting whereas alt media has little to no overhead in comparison and they link their sources directly w/ in the article. This is the future. The legacy media is a dying platform. The only people who don't know it is them and the people who still pay for their content (news papers, cabel, satellite exc)
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I haven't added anything of substance to this issue of Russian meddling, because i didn't know what to think of it. Now, as time has gone on I'm growing even more convinced of it and not because it involves Trump alone, but Hillary's campaign also.

Regardless of what anyone thinks of the two candidates, it's no longer clear to me that our own biases is what driving our division but, what suits a foreign power too see the United States become the Disunited States to any end that sees us weakened domestically and internationally and their position strengthened.
I agree though IMO it is the neo marxist agenda. Replacing the haves vs have-nots w/ the oppressor vs the oppressed. Look at all of the different angry groups all angry w/ the white cis capitalists. Pushing open boarders and big government programs. All leading to more people dependant on an increasingly growing, authoritarian state.
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Is this the same Steve Schmidt that accused the GOP of not wanting to fund CHIP, when in fact it was the Democrats that were using as a tool to force their own agenda? The same Steve Schmidt who was involved in Republican political campaigns including those of President George W. Bush, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, and U.S. Senator John McCain. All three I consider to be RINO's. Is he your example?
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It does not concentrate on the conservative media. They did quote a Republican campaign strategist and adviser who concentrated on the conservative media in that quote. That was the only conservative oriented part of the article.

The differentiation was between strong bias and intentional misinformation, better known in the inner circles as alternative facts.
"Steve Schmidt, veteran Republican campaign strategist and adviser — now vice chairman of public affairs at Edelman — said that some conservative media outlets are now peddling “outright misinformation” to the American people".

I think the statement speaks for itself.
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