[ExI] news

Stathis Papaioannou stathisp at gmail.com
Wed Nov 24 20:18:03 UTC 2021

On Thu, 25 Nov 2021 at 04:25, William Flynn Wallace via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> Most of us deplore the extreme right and left news sources, blaming them
> for much of what is wrong with America.
> But how much influence do they really have?  Fox leads in number of
> viewers with 4 million out of about 80 million homes that receive Fox.
> Is that really a lot of influence?
> The riots and so forth are startling, important events.  They make a lot
> of news.  But it would seem that the number of people involved in them is
> truly a tiny portion of Americans.
> Perhaps polls tell us more about us than national news.  I read them and
> what seems to be the case is that prominent pols don't seem to care about
> the issues that are most important according to the polls.  And they don't
> care about their ratings, which are extremely low.
> Back in the days of the Nixon campaigns everyone wanted to claim that the
> 'silent majority' was on their side.  It appears now that few big pols are
> supported by the silent majority.  And there's this:  just how important
> are the people at the top of the heap?  In our everyday lives, not on the
> media.
> How can this be?  They are getting away with ignoring the wishes of their
> constituencies.
> It is just too easy for the news media to play on the cognitive errors of
> their viewers, who think that what they see and hear is what is happening
> with everyone, not the just tiny part of America portrayed on Fox etc.
> Truly a strange time in politics.

Which are the extreme left news sources?

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Stathis Papaioannou
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