America and her people have found themselves in quite the pickle in 2019, and not for the reasons that one might think.
We are a nation torn asunder by the mainstream media’s divisive rhetoric, which is concocted in entertainment-industry studios in order to draw us in, and get our eyes on the commercials that come between every well timed Chris Cuomo cliffhanger. Conflict breeds emotion, emotion breeds attention, and the next thing you know you’re waiting through yet another Geico commercial just in order to get angrier at your television after the break.
It’s a cycle that is not only dangerous, but foolish, simply for the fact that the mainstream media controls so much of how we feel about they themselves.
According to a new poll, however, Americans may be having a bit of an awakening regarding the subject.
Americans view made-up news and information as a bigger problem than other critical issues, including terrorism, immigration, climate change and racism, according to a new survey from Pew Research Center.
Why it matters: The survey finds that Americans feel more worried today about fake news because it’s undermining their trust in key institutions, like government and the media.