U.S. NEWSPAPERS REPLACE JOURNALISM WITH THEIR OWN POLITICALLY CORRECT VIEW POINTS - creating even more fake news. "U.S.-based journalism has gradually shifted away from (factual) objective news
and offers more opinion-based (often fake news) content that appeals to emotion and relies
heavily on argumentation and advocacy, according to a new RAND
a unique analysis on news discourse and presentation, researchers found
that the changes occurred over a 28-year-period (1989 to 2017) as
journalism expanded beyond traditional media, such as newspapers and broadcast networks, to newer media,
such as 24-hour cable channels and digital outlets. Notably, these
measurable changes vary in extent and nature for different news
platforms. "Our research provides quantitative evidence for what we all can see
in the media landscape: Journalism in the U.S. has become more
subjective and consists less of the detailed event- or context-based
reporting that used to characterize news coverage,"
said Jennifer Kavanagh, a senior political scientist and lead author of
the report, which is second in a series of research into the phenomenon
of "Truth Decay," the declining role of facts and analysis in civil
discourse and its effect on American life. "News consumers can now see how the news has changed over the years and keep that in mind when making choices about which media outlets to rely on for news," she added. Source: https://phys.org/news/2019-05-journalism-subjective.html .
THIS IS WHY FOX NEWS HAS THE HIGHEST RATINGS. Fox news leads in ratings and effectiveness of shaping of political opinions.
Fox News and American Politics: How One Channel Shapes American Politics and Society explains that in recent years, scholars have argued that the ability of people to choose which channel they want to watch means that television news is just preaching to the choir, and doesn’t change any minds. However, this book shows that the media, especially Fox News, still has an enormous direct impact on American society and politics. While past research has emphasized the indirect effects of media content on attitudes – through priming or framing, for instance – Dan Cassino argues that past data on both the public opinion and the media side wasn’t detailed enough to uncover it. Using a combination of original national surveys, large scale content analysis of news coverage along with data sets as disparate as FBI gun background checks and campaign contribution records, Cassino discusses why it’s important to treat different media sources separately, estimating levels of ideological bias for television media sources as well as the differences in the topics that the various media sources cover. Taking this into account proves that exposure to most liberal media sources can serve to actually make Americans less knowledgeable about current affairs, and more likely to buy into conspiracy theories. Even in an era of declining viewership, the media – especially Fox News – are shaping our society and our politics. This book documents how this is happening, and shows the consequences for Americans. The quality of journalism is more than an academic question: when coverage focuses on questionable topics, or political bias, there are consequences. . http://linksynergy.walmart.com/deeplink?id=w2VGpneWfTE&mid=2149&murl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.walmart.com%2Fip%2FFox-News-and-American-Politics-How-One-Channel-Shapes-American-Politics-and-Society%2F45055280
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