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Media Has Only Themselves To Blame
« on: August 14, 2019, 05:49:40 AM »
Looks like kids today are dumping news like CNN altogether.

Teens would rather keep up on current events through YouTube and other social media platforms instead of news agencies, a new survey found.

Over half of the 1,000 teens who responded to the poll, sponsored by SurveyMonkey and the media advocacy non-profit Common Sense Media, said they prefer YouTube to established news outlets, according to USA Today. Given recent news about how YouTube promotes conspiracy theories and other misinformation, the results are an unfortunate glimpse of the future of media literacy.

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Of the teens who go to social media for news, about 60 percent specifically relied on celebrities or other influencers to tell them what’s been going on, according to the poll. They also clarified that they understood that their sources of news were less reliable than established media.

“We don’t necessarily have a great sense of whether those influencers or celebrities have standards and ethics, or what kind of disclosures they’re making,” Michael Robb, senior director of research at Common Sense, told USA Today. “Are they objective sources or not? How trustworthy is their research? There’s a whole host of things that you would need to understand to know whether something is more legitimate. I’m not sure that is clear when you’re getting it from a celebrity, influencer or personality.

”https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/news/2019/08/13/youtube-influencers-teen-news-source-despite-being-called-unreliable/1992640001/?es_p=9910384
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Re: Media Has Only Themselves To Blame
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2019, 09:14:49 AM »
Going to (Liberal) celebrities for news is just as bad as going to CNN, MSNBC, and the like.

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Social Media are multi-national billion dollar corporations with foreign investors that are going unchecked with the power to effect our election process.

"Book burnings" have evolved into "de-plat forming". Its the same principles behind both: to eliminate accessible knowledge.

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« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2019, 09:27:32 AM »
Going to (Liberal) celebrities for news is just as bad as going to CNN, MSNBC, and the like.

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That was my first thought as well, but studies show kids aren't really tuning into network produced video, rather the likes of Crowders and the Joe Rogans and other rightwing sources, because in their view, they aren't seeing it on TV and these guys are fresh, funny and informative.
Ticktock is another source for the Z gen and they hate the lies.
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« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2019, 09:44:28 AM »
That was my first thought as well, but studies show kids aren't really tuning into network produced video, rather the likes of Crowders and the Joe Rogans and other rightwing sources, because in their view, they aren't seeing it on TV and these guys are fresh, funny and informative.
Ticktock is another source for the Z gen and they hate the lies.

When you say "celebrities", I think of Hollyweird like that video of them crying for gun control, or Taylor Swift all of a sudden sucking dick for LGBT.

Crowder and Rogan are not celebrities, they are independent media. Even though Ben Shapiro is a major figure in independent media, he is mainly a pundit because he goes on network political shows to argue with the lefties as well as speaks at college campuses.
Social Media are multi-national billion dollar corporations with foreign investors that are going unchecked with the power to effect our election process.

"Book burnings" have evolved into "de-plat forming". Its the same principles behind both: to eliminate accessible knowledge.

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« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2019, 10:35:40 AM »
Okay. I agree with the kids. I don't trust Fox either for half the day and only for a few hours on the weekends.
CNN and MSNBC do not care about the revenues. They are not giving the people what they want. They are spewing propaganda to give their leftist bosses what they want. FOX under the new leadership is tolerating the Conservatives left and have put people like Chris Wallace and Shepard Smith in charge of the leadership positions for the news content. The Murdoch kids want to be accepted by the liberals in NYC. They should move FOX to Texas or FL
Radio is the more dependable entertaining source for real Conservatives despsite the fakes like Alex Jones and Mike Gallagher who will spew anything ro sell their goods, vacations and natural remedies.
I find it odd that RT is more pro-American and Conservative than MSNBC now nut look at all the neocons MSNBC recruited from the Bush era. The talking heads go from CNN to FOX and are all of a sudden not flaming liberals and then they go from FOX to CNN and suddenly become haters of Conservatism. Almost the entire group are mercenaries and most of them deserve no respect.

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« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2019, 10:36:11 AM »
When you say "celebrities", I think of Hollyweird like that video of them crying for gun control, or Taylor Swift all of a sudden sucking dick for LGBT.

Crowder and Rogan are not celebrities, they are independent media. Even though Ben Shapiro is a major figure in independent media, he is mainly a pundit because he goes on network political shows to argue with the lefties as well as speaks at college campuses.
When they talk about youtube celebrities, they're talking about "youtube Influencers". Yeah, I know, the term is akin to "Sport Heroes" and "Porn Stars", there is no such thing, they are a creation, but some of these youtubers have a huge following, far more than late night so called "Comedians".

Though this is a leftist Variety article, they do get it.

How YouTube’s Far Right Is Using Classic Influencer Tactics to Promote Its Views

https://variety.com/2018/digital/news/youtube-far-right-influencers-1202946918/
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« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2019, 11:45:46 AM »
Don't  use the term "far right". We are not far right. We are just right (pun intended).

I think of YouTube'rs as people there for entertainment, such as "Hoovies Garage" (buys hooptie cars) or "Strictly Dumpling" (American born Asian guy who looks like a young Jackie Chan who goes to Asia to eat noodles).
Social Media are multi-national billion dollar corporations with foreign investors that are going unchecked with the power to effect our election process.

"Book burnings" have evolved into "de-plat forming". Its the same principles behind both: to eliminate accessible knowledge.

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« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2019, 12:28:39 PM »
Don't  use the term "far right". We are not far right. We are just right (pun intended).

I think of YouTube'rs as people there for entertainment, such as "Hoovies Garage" (buys hooptie cars) or "Strictly Dumpling" (American born Asian guy who looks like a young Jackie Chan who goes to Asia to eat noodles).
Me either. We're Normies.  :thumbup:
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Re: Media Has Only Themselves To Blame
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2019, 01:20:27 PM »
Most of the left get their news from Stephen Colbert and the Daily Show.


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« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2019, 07:47:43 AM »
Me either. We're Normies.  :thumbup:

We thought Pelosi was far left only 2 years ago. If Pelosi is a moderate, then by that standard I must be off the charts Right Wing! I am a radical right wing terrorist that believes people should work and keep their own money and decide on their own where and when they should be charitable. I believe in the following the Constitution. I am dangerous!

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« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2019, 08:02:27 AM »
We thought Pelosi was far left only 2 years ago. If Pelosi is a moderate, then by that standard I must be off the charts Right Wing! I am a radical right wing terrorist that believes people should work and keep their own money and decide on their own where and when they should be charitable. I believe in the following the Constitution. I am dangerous!
Yeah, the media has been spinning her radical Marxist views as moderate for decades, the further left she moved, the more they would claim the GOP is stuck in the past.
I'm sorry, there is no clean end with which to pick up a turd, Fuglosi agrees with the Squad, it's just the speed and tactics they're using she is against. he knows her party is collapsing, she just doesn't want to fuel the inferno that is the Dim party.
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