The Hype Machine
The media grabs emotional issues and blows them out of proportion to manipulate the the public psychotically. This manipulation makes shortages and moves the stock market. In the big picture many of these minor local deeds are amplified to creat national or international behavior control. Much of what is reported is selected data or information that lacks the full story.
These selective showers of information are destroying the peace and friendships of the population. Culture is being systematically mangled to create mistrust in groups that keep watch on the corruption of those in power. One size does not fit all so be very careful about acting on information the electronic age spits out.