Lets establish that what the news media entertainment channels are really doing is a form of corporate propaganda.
I was at my stock broker's office - which had a live news feed dropped into the office space - and I finally caught, out of the corner of my eye - a broadcast from an all-financial all the time channel.
Here is what I saw. Propaganda. The two newscasters, basically failed entertainers - were being cued to smile when any point of view that was offered - ran along their party line. And when any perspective, however different - ran counter to that they would almost in unison change their facial expression. Finally at the end of their show they brought on someone who championed their party line - basically going over the party's talking points. Then they ran a short clip about smiling happy children and the camera zoomed in on the newscasters smiling happy faces.
Alright, apart from that - there was also the technique of putting any objective or scientific point of view regarding the topic at hand - into a format that had the well dressed, well groomed people representing the party line - set into an opposing debate against someone whose speaking and presentation skills were not adequate to represent the opposite point of view. Time and again, the debate slanted back to a format in which the party line was merely delivered over. and. over. again.
Finally, a word about stocks themselves. After all that was the main "Focus" of the "news" that they were delivering. I have a fairly nice portfolio, and I spend time studying equities. When I saw the series of stocks that were being highlighted - it struck me as odd certain equities were being highlighted over others, esp. ones that I frankly didn't see as holding valid shareholder review. Then I happened to notice that these same stocks were being piped through "Investor Relations" firms that had deals with this news channel - mainly through roundabout connections - and that they were being highlighted simply because they paid off the right people.
This was probably why other news media entertainment personalities kept telling people to buy the troubled stocks of the companies who caused the fall of our markets. The 24 hour news channels have to be paid to be in operation, and they are taking money from the parties that pay them - through media buying and investors relations firms that wash the cash.
The control over message was strict. It reminded me of a Pravda news report. Where the state of the Grand Imperial Soviet was always happy. Every word was about the Glorious Republic.
The news media entertainment companies are in bed with lobbyists. The message discipline was amazing. You have people working on the people who are going on air, people working on the format of the program, people working on the content - they are all being controlled by the supreme lobbyist republic.
One host said something that supported our president. The other host immediately turned his words against him. You could see in his eyes a flash of fear. And then he returned to the party line.
The other newscaster shot a sly smile at him.
No wonder weak-minded people who thought themselves to be conservatives, oversaw the greatest expansion of government in the history of America.
News Media Entertainment is Propaganda.