The Mainstream Media isn’t telling you something. That is the failure to report on real issues. Let’s see why that is the case.
All the outlets, Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, and more focus almost entirely on the “horse race” which is the current Presidential election cycle. Since the cycle kicked off last summer, it’s who is winning or who is losing. They would much rather spend a whole week dissecting the outrageous new comment from Donald Trump than climate change or how to rebuild or economy. The MSM in this country cares about ratings rather than facts, which is why they’re doing what they’re doing. To be honest, they’re system isn’t helping ratings, which I’ll get back to later on. Let’s go back on why the Mainstream Media doesn’t report real news.
Why isn’t the media reporting on the real issues? It’s quite simple. Corporations own the major media outlets. Corporations have far different interests than those of ordinary Americans. Money in politics, which is over all other issues won’t have a serious discussion because they’re part of the corrupt system. Big money controls the news, controls Congress and other politicians outside of Washington as well.
I’m sure we’ve all heard the money in politics debate. Vermont Senator and 2016 Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has mentioned the issue, as well as other progressive politicians. You’ll also hear about Citizens United referring to a 2010 U.S. Supreme Court case. If you have been following it, you’ll know the basic background. A conservative non-profit group, Citizens United produced a documentary in 2008 titled Hillary: The Movie. The McCain-Feingold Act of 2002 placed restrictions on communications electioneering. The Federal Elections Commission subsequently called it unlawful electioneering. Citizens United won the case.. The decision allowed for groups or people to contribute an unlimited amount of funds as long as they were independent of campaigns. The term “SuperPACs” became popular. Private financing of elections is allowed in the system that we have. Wealthy special interests get what they want by “buying” the politicians.
Don’t get me wrong there are plenty of issues not discussed enough. Climate change/environment, education, health care, economy and race relations just to name a few. There are also plenty of world events that aren’t reported or underreported. Many of us don’t know the corruption going on between the U.S. and other countries. The media will rarely talk about it, if at all. They’re part of the problem. Only parts of stories get reported to hide the corruption. That is the purpose of Global Insight to get down to the truth.