Who actually are the newsmakers? The people who dictate the news we see aren’t those who create it, it is those who publish and relay the topics. The politicians are getting wise to the power of social media and exploiting it to its full extent. And why not?
The big news corporations are screaming, ‘Fake news,’ when it conflicts with their own agenda’s and claiming that politicians and supporters are spreading stories without facts, and this takes away from their journalistic ability to convey the truth to the masses.
I am sure that I am not the only person who sees the irony in their complaints. The big corporations have been doing it for years. Taking one sentence from a thousand, and distorting the truth by putting it out of context, with screaming headlines designed to make the reader or listener be guided towards thinking a certain way.
One of my favourite songs has a line in it which says, ‘You only see what people want you to see.’ Never a truer word was spoken.
The 24 hour cable news channels that are at our disposal seem to be the biggest culprits. Networks owned by billionaires who have a vested interest in making the masses think a certain way.
What is becoming more and more obvious to people is how the media are systematically trying to destroy political individuals who seem to oppose their own agenda’s, or undermine a collective decision made by a majority in a referendum, and that is why their views are no longer held in high regard and people are taking to social media to discuss and make their own minds up.
The Newsmaker delves into this world and offers one alternative to how you only see what people want you to see.
Would you deal with it as Ryan Ward does, or would you simply accept what you see and take it at face value?