The Media and Reality

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A look at the manipulation of mainstream media and how it deceives our population.

Submitted: June 11, 2017

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Submitted: June 11, 2017



How is one to relate to reality if another manipulates its phenomenal features?  That is to say, how can one experience the true nature of something if it is falsely represented?  A chair cannot be a table, after all, unless one is under the assumption that a chair is a table.  But in order to come away with this impression, one must be consistently be fed false information about tables and chairs.  This is called propaganda, and it undermines the truth because it modifies reality.  For some, namely the media, its function is essential, as the media is there merely to shape public opinion, and the news anchors will go to any length in order to misrepresent an issue if it benefits a specific agenda being pushed, such as war.  Any source that misleads its audience is an enemy of the people and should be ignored, as it can lead to ethical trouble.

© Copyright 2017 Christopher Harold. All rights reserved.

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