Are News Networks being Deliberately Divisive?
In Church of the Rational
Feb 13, 2019
I think something more insidious came from the 24-hour cycle. There is still only maybe an hour of reportable material so it’s on repeat all day. Many people leave the news on as background noise. What I’ve witnessed is a growing paranoia about the increase in (crime, immigrants, disasters, etc) based not on actual increases but on hearing about the same incident every 20 minutes for a few days. I think this plays with brains in a wholly unintentional but in the end very divisive way.