Monday, January 09, 2017

The Trump Effect in American media. No, don't be silly, there are no racists among them, it is only about ratings and keeping their jobs, that's all.

Silly people, journalism in the 21st century is all about "Show me the money" and they'll give their employers "Donald Trump." It doesn't matter if the ratings are based in exceptional programming, so long as it pays the bills. We all know saturation exposure sells nearly everything from rain gutter screens to "finely upholstered high end luxury sedans.

Now we know for a fact, capitalism is color blind. It just happens that the poor in the USA are African American. Who knew? The minorities in the USA are exposed to the same darn media as the white folks, it just doesn't seem to matter to them that's all.

January 8, 2017
By Christina Lopez G.

In 2016, (click here) major environmental crises that disproportionately affect people of color -- such as the Flint water crisis and the fight over the location of the Dakota Access Pipeline -- were undercovered by the national media for long periods, despite being reported by local and state media early on. The national media's failure to spotlight these environmental issues as they arise effectively shuts the people in danger out of the national conversation, resulting in delayed political action and worsening conditions....

...This crisis, despite media's waning attention, continues to affect Flint residents every day, meaning serious hardships for a population that's more than 50 percent black, with 40.1 percent living under the poverty line. Additionally, according to media reports, approximately 1,000 undocumented immigrants continued to drink poisoned water for considerably longer time than the rest of the population due in part to a lack of information about the crisis available in their language. Even after news broke, a lack of proper identification barred them from getting adequate filtration systems or bottled water....