If you thought mainstream media was unhinged before, you ain’t seen nothing yet.
It’s no secret media at all levels, from small news outlets to giant news corporations, are experiencing drastic changes in their various newsrooms. The face of journalism has changed, mostly for the worst, as revenues and traffic continue to dwindle. Some of it can be blamed on the evolution of the internet and more importantly the evolution of digital users, which is essentially everyone in the United States. Just as print publications saw their revenues slashed by the invention of the internet, so too are digital publishers having a harder time making enough money to support themselves.
Even the second-tier outlets which were the darlings of their larger benefactors, publications like Buzzfeed, Vice, and Vox, are having a hard time justifying the price tags they held just four or five years ago. They’re not producing the traffic nor the revenues that were expected.
But this isn’t just about money. Perhaps money was the catalyst, but the revenues combined with the “need” for journalists to become activists (or more recently, for activists to become journalists) has created a media status today that isn’t just unhinged. They’ve become self-unaware. The left thinks Fox News is driving the narrative when it’s clear they’re simply having the narrative driven for them by Twitter and other reactionary social media outlets.
As a result, many progressive publications are lashing out at Fox News and conservative media as their own fortunes dwindle. Journalists are being laid off wholesale, replaced by either reduced coverage or cheap shock-bloggers who can generate click-bait headlines.
Independent journalist Tim Pool has been an activist himself, but not one who bows to corporate news outlets. He stands alone, as so many of us do, and generates content based on how he perceives the news today.
It’s refreshing, particularly in this video where he exposes many of the journalist/activists who are trying to blame false narratives on outlets such as Fox News. This is why we need more real journalists like Tim Pool flooding the web.
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