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How the News Manipulates You, Me and Itself in 9 Minutes

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The news these days is filled with sensational headlines meant to constantly grab our attention. But why? Shouldn’t the news just be a report on significant events that have an effect on our lives? Why are we flooded with “breaking news,” and trending tweets that don’t matter? Check out The Journey's YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPalX5tJprIlv7HqjQWP7cA Subscribe To My Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoFWz1e3VXKOoJ-E5cep1Eg Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Thought.Monkey.Community/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thought.monkey/ Today we're going to be talking about why the news has little to do with the news. There are two events that are covered in the news world – those that happen spontaneously and those that are what the author Daniel Boorstin call “pseudo-events.” Spontaneous events are events that happen by themselves – things like a local Earthquake or terrorist attack – in other words they are rare but important enough that the news will cover them because they are noteworthy enough. Pseudo-events however are planned, man-made, and mostly predictions of probabilities that may or may not occur. They are mostly used in self-interest as a way to grab attention and gain coverage. For example there might be a hotel that wants more business. So they hire a PR firm that tells them to set up a celebration of their 13th anniversary. They form a committee of rich people, plan the event and hire photographers and journalists to report on it. If this were a truly an important event it would all happen on its own. There’d be no need to hire photographers and reporters because they’d be there naturally. In other words the power to make an event reportable is really based on the power to make an experience. A false report like this hotel anniversary affects people’s perception of reality – of what actually is important and what is not. But before the 20th century people didn’t expect exciting news every single day. It was ok if the news was boring or the paper wasn’t even published that day because nothing may have happened that was noteworthy. Nowadays we expect sensational news daily or even hourly. And the journalist is expected to find a story where there is no story. There is increased demand for illusion, which has resulted in a change in how the news is delivered, but also a change in what we expect from the news. The news is now a business and if we didn’t create and implement pseudo-events, thousands would be out of work. Fake news has become the norm and has been propagated even more with the invention of television. TV has made it easy to deliver constant news to millions of people. This has increased the media’s ability to feed its audience content, while at the same time financially supporting itself.
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Egg (15 дней назад)
Sensationalistic bullshit, it's almost everywhere!
the trash the man (1 месяц назад)
do da
PronunciationLesson (3 месяца назад)
Without Youtube, we would be clueless..
Plastic Bacteria (6 месяцев назад)
News doesn't entertain me. I never read on celebrities or anything like that, and I never check who was the actor for which role after I watch a movie.
si lafuyang (7 месяцев назад)
News is lies.
DiamondTurtle (7 месяцев назад)
coreycox2345 (11 месяцев назад)
Thank you for this well-written video. It is timely for me.
TPGNATURAL (11 месяцев назад)
I believe the media doesn't manipulate us, we manipulate ourselves all the time with out realizing it. We as people have a habit of seeing, hearing and thinking of things that are a little cloudy and saying what a clear sky it is today. We are masters of defective thoughts, that do work for us in life so they must be true. Nope!
Anonymouse (11 месяцев назад)
TV is all about wasting your time so you can lie on a couch and do nothing all day without getting bored.
Captain Obvious (1 год назад)
I dont watch tv, play videogames, watch the news, or use social media.
Rob Crusoe (1 год назад)
keep on doing what you doing boy
Thought Monkey (1 год назад)
thanks brother!
Mr. Steal Yo Chicken Nuggets (1 год назад)
Actually I like watching thought provoking shows/movies the most. It's one reason why I like Japanese shows, they tend to be philosophical.
Merlin (1 год назад)
Stumbled across your videos shortly and I gotta say I'm hooked! The entertainment industry played a great trick on me there
TheBoredEngineer (1 год назад)
Not only in the US but this is a global phenomenon on how media works nowadays.
Jesus (1 год назад)
Fake news created the new liberals of today.
Jim lastname (7 месяцев назад)
Jeff Andeeaon -- Nah, I was thinking more of the "Religious Deity ', "creator of all that is known, and unknown sort of a guy, ya know? A bit more "Alpha, Omega", rather than your just straight forward, A-Z, common as muck sort, ya get me do ya man?
Jeff Andeeaon (7 месяцев назад)
it creates More conservatives
Jim lastname (7 месяцев назад)
TPGNATURAL - I thought Jesus, or at least his old man, created the Fake News AND the Liberals of Today!!
TPGNATURAL (11 месяцев назад)
Jesus Okay where does this truth come from: Fake news created the new liberals of today.
Sherry Flavour (1 год назад)
Orsen scott card.. really?
Sacratease (1 год назад)
News is part of the attention economy.
Robert Helring (1 год назад)
like CNN fake news
Get The Picture? (1 год назад)
Awesome video and collab👍 You deserve more SUBS🙂😀👍
SimpleSounds - No Copyright Music (1 год назад)
Lovely Stuff
OnePercentBetter (1 год назад)
Great to see Chedi in the mix
Tangchi Prathomo (1 год назад)
DREAM MUNECA (1 год назад)
oh plz and fox
Thought Monkey (1 год назад)
Exactly. But this video is more about the big picture and less about the details.
Drawing with Noel (1 год назад)
Juan Vaca (1 год назад)
Hey just a friendly suggestion, your audio levels are way off. Can you please re edit it one of the voices are twice as loud 🤔
Thought Monkey (1 год назад)
Yeah I just noticed this myself. YouTube doesn't allow this kind of edit - but lesson learned...
ThisCreatedAccount (1 год назад)
you deserve more SUBS
Thought Monkey (1 год назад)
Thanks :)
Lee Xiong (1 год назад)
Hey Thought Monkey, ironic that you just now do a video on the nature of television and entertainment and how it affects us. I recently discovered and watched a great film that goes over this. If you have the time, I'd really advise you watch Network (1976). Anyone else who liked this video should also watch it.
Thought Monkey (1 год назад)
I will check it out. Thanks for the suggestion!
Austin Irvin (1 год назад)
Keep putting out wonderful content and I will be subscribing to the journey's channel
Austin Irvin (1 год назад)
Thought Monkey no problem man. You mind if I ask your take on Nikola Tesla?
Thought Monkey (1 год назад)
Appreciate it!
4242 564 (1 год назад)
Simply:- F-A-K-E N-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-oooo-E-S (NEWS) . They are all failing low rating, low sales lie telling, hoax making, Alternative fact deniers, liberal agenda , anti-make america great again propaganda , Sooooo stupid media ..... Trumptized 😎
Fiucik Miselfo (1 год назад)
4242 564 news are fake but the jews are really circumcised
Steven Karp (1 год назад)
4242 564 Got em
tia_ unreal (1 год назад)
You just manipulated me into thinking the news manipulates me! I mean I know it does but still..
ManufacturedReality (4 месяца назад)
Manipulation or influence can be used for good....it can be positive. Manipulation is not necessarily bad....it all depends on the intent of the manipulator. I can use manipulation in order to teach you something or make you think about something. Teaching vs brainwashing.

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