JOURNALISTS AND THE ARTS

Today’s journalists interpret the news and report it through their version of artistic representation. They identify more with the arts (symbolic portrayal) than factual accounting.

News reporting of the current era is much like the Hollywood fulfillment of a preconceived outcome. Reporters, either conscientiously or unconsciously, start with their ideal outcome then try to write a story that justifies that idea. Since most actors in Hollywood and mainstream newscasters flair to the liberal or progressive mentality, the general public predominantly sees only that slanted side of events.

Whether on air or in print, it is difficult to identify truth through the words used. That goes for the majority as well as the researched seven to ten percent who share a conservative bias. The only way for one to assure one’s self of truth or accuracy is to do some personal in-depth searching for both sides of any important issue. The general inclination is to accept what is presented without verification. Thus, we are being brainwashed as we blindly and ignorantly accept the subjugation.

With like mindset, the stories are told and retold by newscasters.  Often using the same skewed verbiage (aka talking points) without threat of being called for plagiarism. This ideological group-think is purveyed to the public as news.  In actuality it is influencing behavior.  The more times you hear the same phrasing from various sources, the greater the chances of acceptance.

Ronald Reagan is often accredited for the phrase, “Trust but verify” that he used when speaking to Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev. Actually, the phrase fed back to Gorbavhev is the English translation of the Russian saying, “doveryai, no proveryai”.

That was then, this is now. Might I suggest that we verify before trusting? Just a little effort might make a big difference.  There is just too much polarized influence to accept any first proclamation.

See NUDGE THEORY posted on October 30, 2015 for more information about how your thoughts and ideas are influenced.

PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO THANK ALL OUR ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY AND VETERANS TODAY AND HONOR THEM ALWAYS.

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