Fake News: Yellow News vs Investigative News

Introduction There are so many political topics, issues, and concerns in this modern day. There is a huge population that reaches the count of billions. There are so many trying to keep up to date with the ongoing happenings of this n...

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Introduction

There are so many political topics, issues, and concerns in this modern day. There is a huge population that reaches the count of billions. There are so many trying to keep up to date with the ongoing happenings of this nation and the world that lingers around it. Whether it is about war, regulation, money, entertainment, or government scandals (tyranny), we are connected in so many ways to a news production companies and their valuable information being relayed to us.

With biases within media coverage, and journalism at its lowest, the mass media (mainstream) is on a plight to devour any other news networks, either alternative or independent, all for the ratings and viewer raised funds they receive, or political points being relayed. This Happens because of False Flags through paid media sponsors (Governments and/or Businesses).

Shouldn’t we as this massive citizenry of a nation, trust the news that we are given? Not just trusting the news itself, but also the news organizations that handle, create, relay, or simply show us what is going on in the United States? Should news even contain Biasness? Part One: Biasness Before we can even discover if celebrity scandals receive too much coverage, we need to figure out what the term ‘Bias’ & ‘Media Bias’ means.

“Bias: is an inclination or outlook to present or hold a partial perspective, often accompanied by a refusal to consider the possible merits of alternative points of view”. –Wikipedia, Page 1 "Media bias" implies a pervasive or widespread bias contravening the standards of journalism, rather than the perspective of an individual journalist or article. –Wikipedia

Next, we need to find out what types of media & what types of reporting there are within the media.

Types of Media: 1) Print-Media (Newspapers & Magazines) 2) Broadcast Media (Radio, Television, & Internet) Both come as FREE or PAID services.

Types of Reporting: 1) Partisan/Yellow Journalism: journalism that is based upon sensationalism and crude exaggeration. 2) Objective Journalism: to perform fact-checking on candidates from both sides and to report on the results. 3) Interpretive Journalism: goes beyond the basic facts of an event or topic to provide context, analysis, and possible consequences. 4) Pack Journalism: is the characterization of news reporting in which reporters from different news outlets collaborate to cover the same story. 5) Watchdog/Investigative/Activist Journalism informs the public about the goings-on in institutions and society, especially in circumstances where a significant portion of the public would demand changes in response to Fact-checking statements of public officials.

Part Two: Do ‘bias’ views effect news and its coverage?

According to AM Government page 236: “Background studies have found that journalists are not representative of the general public and most identify themselves as liberals, Democrats, or independents.” And “bias does turn up in almost all reports; as Republicans and Conservatives generally believe do.” Most news companies and journalist however try their hardest not to become bias when reporting the news, and most media organizations try their hardest not to too, as this is the norm of policies within news coverage and what the news agencies are supposed to do, report the news with facts.

What causes bias views?

“Human beings on an individual basis are inclined to interpret situations in biased ways, often based on their cultural norms and beliefs.” Beinghuman.org

This is called: Cognitive bias: is our tendency to make systematic decisions in certain circumstances based on cognitive factors rather than evidence. Please see the full list of the types of cognitive bias: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cognitive_biases

How can Government Politics create bias outlooks?

Government fed Propaganda: Propaganda: is "information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote a political cause or point of view. Propaganda is often associated with the psychological mechanisms of influencing and altering the attitude of a population toward a specific cause, position or political agenda in an effort to form a consensus to a standard set of belief patterns. Such as the: False Flag: “describes covert operations that are designed to deceive in such a way that activities appear as though they are being carried out by entities, groups, or nations other than those who actually planned and executed them.” –Wikipedia See list of False Flag Operations

Other types of Propaganda in Media:

Ad hominem: attacking opponents rather than opponents’ ideas or principles
Ad nauseam: repeating ideas relentlessly so that the audience becomes inured to them
Appeal to authority: use of authority figures (or perceived authority figures such as celebrities) to support ideas
Appeal to fear: exploitation of audience anxieties or concerns
Appeal to prejudice: exploitation of an audience’s desire to believe that it is virtuous or morally or otherwise superior
Bandwagon: exploitation of an audience’s desire to conform by encouraging adherence to or acceptance of the idea that is supposedly garnering widespread or universal support. See 45 other types of Propaganda & watch a video from Infowars.com
Next issue that is influencing bias in the media: Fake News

Most reporters and news agencies hide behind the First Amendment: “FREEDOM OF PRESS & SPEECH”

What is FAKE NEWS?

“Fake news is a type of yellow journalism that consists of deliberate misinformation or hoaxes spread via traditional print and broadcast news media or online social media. Fake news is written and published with the intent to mislead in order to gain financially or politically, often with sensationalist, exaggerated, or patently false headlines that grab attention. Fake news also undermines serious media coverage and makes it more difficult for journalists to cover significant news stories”. – Wikipedia

Fake News in the today’s world is at a high spectrum of involvement. Because of paid news coverage (meaning an agency, government, politician, or individual who pays for their news coverage may pay off a Media company to report what they want you to see, hear, and/or feel, even if it is not real, part real). Doing so can leave a person who needs to know the truth brainwashed. We are supposed to trust the news. True news fact checks, list their sources, and tells the story with no biases involved or entered into a video/article edit.

Part 3: Conclusion

Between tons of fake news, propaganda, and Cognitive biases, the world who is supposed to be informed, is left penalized with false and backward knowledge. It is easier to write about sorrows, bad things, sad/angered events, terrorism, tyranny, and more, then it is to write and report about happiness, gainful opportunities, agencies and organizations out there helping the world and its people, and prosperous entertainment.

So do celebrity scandals receive too much media coverage? 80% of the public say that they do.

The question I believe should be asked is: Is this a good thing that celebrity scandals receive a ton of coverage?

If it is true news then to me, not at all a bad thing.

Most think that if this kind of news on Celebrity Scandal journalism is not only popular, but they are gaining bold respect, and is needed. Even the National Enquirer was recently nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of the John Edwards’ affair.

If this wasn’t covered, or too little covered, we would believe everything the parts of the media in today’s world likes to sell us, and most of their stories because of wanting to cover too much, is why they are being exposed.

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