"A lie, is a lie, is a lie. Journalism, as I was taught it, is a process of getting as close to some valid version of the truth as is humanly possible...."

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said Saïd Amin (@said)
Above all else the world's largest media conglomerates are in the business of making money. News is packaged as entertainment, and well, Donald Trump is great theater that generates lots of money for the CNNs of the world. Plus, has corporate media ever really been the harbinger of truth?

"Most people don't care if you're telling them the truth or if you're telling them a lie, as long as they're entertained by it." - Tom Waits
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ChamoshChamoshvnd ChamoshChamoshvnd (@ChamoshChamoshvnd) replied to Saïd Amin (@said)
Edward Murrow was a great example of an independent journalist who worked for CBS in the 50's & had significant social impact.
George Clooney made a movie about him.
But that was then, more than half a century ago (feels like a century ago). Today's Society of Spectacles is a whole different ballgame.
For those curious about the nature & functioning of "The Society of Spectacles" there's a book with that title, check it out.
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said Saïd Amin (@said) replied to ChamoshChamoshvnd (@ChamoshChamoshvnd)
Cool, thanks for the recommendations.
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