What Has Happened To The Quality Of Our Mainstream Media?

Questionable Methods That Pseudo-Journalists Will Never Admit

fake news, mainstream media
fake news, mainstream media

Why Pseudojournalism?

4 Methods Used By Pseudo-Journalists

pseudo-journalism, fake news
pseudo-journalism, fake news

1) Finding Evidence that Fits

2) Media Propaganda Tactics

“We are going to impose our agenda on the coverage by dealing with issues and subjects that we choose to deal with.” — Richard M. Cohen, Senior Producer of CBS political news.

“For better or worse, my company is a reflection of my character, my thinking, my values” — Rupert Murdoch

“We have no obligation to make history. We have no obligation to make art. We have no obligation to make a statement. To make money is our only objective” — Michael Eisner, CEO, The Walt Disney Co

“We live in a dirty and dangerous world. There are some things the general public does not need to know and shouldn’t. I believe democracy flourishes when the government can take legitimate steps to keep its secrets, and when the press can decide whether to print what it knows.” — Katherine Meyer Graham, Washington Post publisher

“News is what someone wants to suppress. Everything else is advertising” — former NBC News President Rubin Frank

framing debates, fake news media, cnn
framing debates, fake news media, cnn
broad stroke, generalized statement, fake news, cnn
broad stroke, generalized statement, fake news, cnn

3) Smearing for Impact

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news media lost credibility, cnn fake news
according anonymous sources, fake news, cnn
according anonymous sources, fake news, cnn

4) “According to Anonymous Sources”

Final Thoughts

Retired Scientist and Jogger. Experienced online publisher since 2006.

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