More down-side to a compliant mainstream media

by Bruce O’Hara

November 17, 2023

Last May, in a previous post, I talked about how a subservient mainstream press meant that much of America was bewildered by how quickly events in Afghanistan unravelled. I suspect the war in Gaza may also unfold in ways that will leave much of America feeling similarly blindsided.

Polls indicate that a majority of Canadians and Americans no longer trust what they see and hear in the mainstream media. Nonetheless, most North Americans still continue to get most of their news from those same (untrustworthy) mainstream sources.

When the media is writing about issues where their audiences have their own experience to draw on, the media’s control is somewhat constrained.

If we look at the pitiful uptake rates on the latest COVID vaccines, for instance, it’s obvious that Americans place far more stock in what they see around them in their family and friendship circles, than in anything the CDC or the mainstream media might say about vaccine safety and effectiveness.