Champions Of Democracy - From Fake News To Imposed Insanityhttp://medialens.org/index.php/alerts/alert-archive/2018/862-champions-of-democracy.html
Publisher: Media Lens
Date Written: 01/02/2018
Year Published: 2018
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX22145
While social media is largely blamed for the proliferation of 'fake news', it is through social media where the corporate media commentariat are exposed. Readers are now at last able to see some rational dissent, this is the up-side to social media that the 'mainstream' cannot even discuss.
People like to believe well of their governments and the claims are largely uncontested, repeated all over the media, and thereby seem to be based on some kind of reality. The terrible consequence of this, however, is that it allows politicians and journalists to appear credible when they claim 'humanitarian concern' about events taking place in countries on the West's list of Official Enemies. Anyone challenging this alleged benevolent concern is instantly shouted down as a brutal cynic, as an 'apologist' for the target of Western 'intervention'.
The deeper point here is that the refusal of corporate media to discuss this corporate media contribution to fake news means its discussion is itself fake. And not just fake - to ignore the crucial contribution of corporate fake news to the destruction of whole countries is insane. Blanking obvious, key aspects of reality truly is a form of social insanity.