History[ edit ] According to Oxford Dictionariesthe term post-truth was first used in a essay by the late Serbian-American playwright Steve Tesich in The Nation. Tesich writes that following the shameful truth of Watergatemore assuaging coverage of the Iran—Contra scandal  and Persian Gulf War demonstrate that "we, as a free people, have freely decided that we want to live in some post-truth world. Jayne Professor of Government at Harvard Universityhas described the rise of post-truth as a return to 18th and 19th century political and media practices in the United States, following a period in the 20th century where the media was relatively balanced and rhetoric was toned down. Anyone who listens to the radio in a mixed company of thinking people knows how deep-seated is this cynicism.
Viacom — UPN Philippe Dauman Each of these corporate giants have other vast numerous media holdings, through cable, radio, internet, magazines and newspapers. These six corporations alone account for the major bulk of our entire media. Until people give up their longstanding, naive faith in our controlled corporate news media, they will never find their way out of disillusionment, nor ever know the real truth.
From 50 large media companies, we shrunk to just 6 in eight years. The Viacom and CBS split gives us six corporations since this printing. Graph courtesy of the Corporate Accountability Project www.
Right now, there is a whole This tube is the gospel, the ultimate revelation. This tube can make or break presidents, popes, prime ministers; this tube is the most awesome goddam force in the whole godless world, and woe is us if it ever falls into the hands of the wrong people.
So you listen to me, listen to me Television is a goddamned amusement park. Television is a circus, a carnival, a traveling troupe of acrobats, storytellers, dancers, singers, jugglers, sideshow freaks, lion tamers, and football players.
We're in the boredom killing business. So if you want the truth, go to God. Go to your gurus.
But man, you're never going to get any truth from us. We'll tell you anything you want to hear. We'll lie like hell. We deal in illusions man. None of it is true. But you people sit there day after day, night after night, all ages, colors, creeds, we're all you know. You're beginning to believe the illusions we're spinning here.
You're beginning to believe your own lives are unreal. You do whatever the tube tells you. You dress like the tube.Therefore, the media should always tell the truth, but at times, it is required of the media to tell half-truths in order to converge with the primary concerns of a country’s security and stability.
The media tells more truth than lies. I have trusted most of the events and happenings that appear in the media. When the media reports that there is a bomb that has exploded, that incident is likely to be truth. More often than not, the media is truthful.
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Apr 04, · Therefore, the media should always tell the truth, but at times, it is required of the media to tell half-truths in order to converge with the primary concerns of . the media never tells the entire truth therefore i dont usually trust it. there is always some element of truth in stories but as you have said, they are looking to make substantial profit and.
The Media War On Truthful Reporting And Legitimate Opinions - A Documentary Early in life I have noticed that no event is ever correctly reported in a newspaper, but in Spain, for the first time, I saw newspaper reports which did not bear any relation to the facts, not even the relationship which is implied in an ordinary lie.