While there are people who look towards the mainstream media to be informed, there are others who are no longer willing to do so. When these people want to find out about what is taking place around them, they will look towards the alternative media.
In the past, there was only one option when it came to finding out about what is taking place in the world. One way of looking at this would be to say that the mainstream media had complete control over what people heard.
A New Era
But thanks to the internet, it is no longer necessary for someone to look towards the mainstream media. If they don’t want to listen to what this source has to say, they can look towards the alternative media.
Through doing this, there is a strong chance that they will hear about things that they wouldn’t have heard about if they took the traditional route. It can then be normal for one to believe that they are finding out the truth.
Lies, Lies and More Lies
If they were to look back on when they used to follow the mainstream media, they may remember the times when this source didn’t tell the truth. This can relate to things that were relatively trivial, and to things that were extremely serious.
When it related to the former, it might not have resulted in a lot of damage being done. But when it related to the latter, it could have meant that hundreds or even thousands of people were affected.
Weapons of Mass Deception
One of these moments may have been when it was said that a certain country had weapons that would cause a lot of damage if they were not dealt with. Upon hearing this, it would have been normal for them and millions of other people to react.
Yet as time passed, they would have come to see that this was nothing more than an illusion; with this being nothing more than an excuse to attack a country. It might be more accurate to say that this was a way to destroy it and for certain people to get what they wanted.
A Big Difference
One is likely to be only too pleased that they no longer have to look towards this source in order to find out what is taking place. They would have been taken advantage of by them in the past, but this is no longer going to be the case.
When it comes to the people they spend time with, they might also have the same approach. Therefore, if one hasn’t heard about something, they could end up hearing about it from them.
A Different Experience
What this will also do is give them the opportunity to talk about what they have heard. However, while this could be seen as the ideal scenario, one could be surrounded by people who don’t have this approach.
As far as these people are concerned, the mainstream media could be the only source that is reliable. They could believe that one is a bit crazy for looking towards the alternative media.
This could mean that they are not willing to acknowledge the fact that this source of information has lied to them on numerous occasions, or they might be able to accept this. Yet regardless of this, they could believe that this is the only source that can be trusted.
It could be said that it won’t matter what the mainstream media do, as these people are not going to look to another source of information. This is then going to be similar to how someone can stay in a relationship even though they are being abused.
A Dysfunctional Bond
Due to relationship they have with the mainstream media, they will overlook the bad things that they do. If everyone behaved as they do, this source would have carte blanche to say whatever they wanted, and they wouldn’t need to worry about losing their audience.
Fortunately, there are plenty of people who are not willing to simply to behave in this way. This has had an effect on the mainstream media, but they are not going to change without a fight, and one of the ways they are fighting back is by calling the alternative media ‘fake news’.
When one looks towards the alternative media, they could still keep a critical eye; they are then not going to believe everything they hear. It could be said that this will be the sensible thing to do; after all, everyone has an agenda.
Some of the different alternative media sites that they view are going to have a certain slant. There is then going to be things they look into and things they overlook, and this is naturally going to be influenced by what they believe.
There are also likely to be sites that exist to condition people to have a certain outlook. It is then not going to be about informing people; it will be a way for them to control how they perceive the world.
But although there will be some people who will still question what this source comes out with, there will be others who swallow everything they hear. In their eyes, there will be no reason for them to do this.
The Easy Option
As they believe that the mainstream media lies to people and the alternative media tells the truth, it is to be expected that the will behave in this way. This will stop them from having to think for themselves, and this will save them a lot of energy.
One is then going to be an easy target without realising it, and it could be said that they might not be a lot better off than the people who follow the mainstream media. What it can do is to allow them to believe that they are better than the people who follow this source.
As a result of how they behave, the only thing the people behind the scenes, so to speak, will need to do to control them is to create their own alternative media. It has been said that this is something that has already taken place.
What this shows is how important it is for one to question what they hear; no matter where it comes from.
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