Media manipulation

Media manipulation
Source: Wikipedia

Media manipulation is an aspect of public relations in which partisans create an image or argument that favours their particular interests.

Such tactics may include the use of logical fallacies and propaganda techniques, and often involve the suppression of information or points of view by crowding them out, by inducing other people or groups of people to stop listening to certain arguments, or by simply diverting attention elsewhere.

Many of the more modern mass media manipulation methods are types of distraction, on the assumption that the public has a limited attention span.

Media Manipulation
Source: Global Issues Website

The media is manipulated in all manners, for example through professional public relations (PR), and covert and overt government propaganda which disseminates propaganda as news. What are often deemed as credible news sources can often knowingly or unknowingly be pushing political agendas and propaganda.

Media Manipulation
Source: Zenzibar Alternative Culture

The ethics of journalism are supposed to guide writers and editors to produce accurate and unbiased articles. But there are several ways that bias either creeps in or is institutionalized by design. The results are inaccurate and/or misleading presentations of issues.

Michael Parenti, author of Monopoly Media Manipulation says that the most common form of manipulation is suppression by omission. ...

Parenti then goes on to itemize four other common ways that news media tilt their stories: attacking, labeling, framing, and giving prominence to one side of an issue.
Read Michael Parenti's article HERE.

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