We must remember something very important about the mainstream media: They rely on conflict in order to fuel themselves, and they are going to push and poke every sore spot they can attempting to pick a fight.
This has been true since the advent of television news and the 24-hour network. In a newspaper, much like on the internet, advertising dollars roll in from a diverse and culturally wide array from companies both locally and nationally. Here, on the internet, the ads you see are even determined by your browsing history, through the use of “cookies”, in order to show you marketing campaigns that would most likely appeal to you.
In both cases, these advertisements the massive variety of advertisers allows for objective and untampered journalism.
On T.V. however, the news comes and goes in an instant, and with it, their opportunity to advertise to you. These advertisers are attempting to corral active participants, not the passive participants who leisurely pick up the newspaper or their smartphone. It’s a whole different rodeo with television news.
In short, networks such as CNN need to actively work to keep viewers through the breaks. On the internet, you just keep scrolling, come on back if you like. It’s a cut throat thing, T.V. advertising, and it taints the “news” product they’re pushing with combative cliffhangers and open ended nonsense.
So, as the media continues to push the idea of a “New Civil War” in search of ratings and revenue, there are people with guns in Washington D.C., planning for the worst.
Secret Service Officers and K9 units were alerted to a vehicle at a checkpoint near the @WhiteHouse. The North Fence along Pennsylvania Avenue and Lafayette Park are closed at this time. @DCPoliceDept EOD personnel are responding to the scene.
— U.S. Secret Service (@SecretService) August 2, 2018
And, we can’t forget about our Average Joe’s out there, taking licks from the unhinged left on Main Street, SmallTown U.S.A.
A Taunton woman accused of intentionally driving into a man’s car a month ago after becoming enraged by a Trump bumper sticker pleaded not guilty Monday in Barnstable District Court to a charge of assault with a dangerous weapon.
Chloe Wright, 25, also faces charges of vandalizing property and leaving the scene of property damage. She was released on $1,250 bail and was ordered to stay away from the victim.
On June 30, a man called Barnstable police to report a hit-and-run crash. He told responding officers he had been driving south on Bearses Way in Hyannis, and was stopped for a red light at the intersection of Route 28 when the driver of the car behind him began honking the horn, according to a police report.
Stay safe out there, dear readers. It’s beginning to look a lot like a storm is brewing.