It is interesting to note that the news industry is experiencing the same problems as the music industry, for the same reason: almost all media outlets are now owned by a very few people, and they tell us what they think we should hear. There are alternative outlets becoming available, which is valuable to musicians, but not for news. News doesn’t pay much, and to do it right sometimes involves physical danger. So we mostly get the “Where-it’s-Happy” news team, which breaks every so often so 5 people can talk at one time on split-screen about Jodi Arias. The alternatives are mostly: “I am giving you more reasons to hate whatever/whoever you already hate”. Do you think this has to do with why we fight amongst ourselves, rather than demanding better from our “representatives”?
Apr 12, 2017