Can We Trust the Media?

It seems much of the broadcast media is done for public consumption and entertainment as well as marketing. The spin machines try to adjust public attitudes and they do in a marjority of cases. Throughout history most people depended on verbeal communication because they could not read well or understand complecated situations, that still holds true today.   Many Americans are focused on their own daily lives and have little time to think about broad public issues essential for a working democracy.

The press takes charge and serves up their ready made solutions and tells the citizen all is well just keep working and spending money.

Dansette