[ExI] news

William Flynn Wallace foozler83 at gmail.com
Wed Nov 24 22:42:38 UTC 2021

You know what?  I don't know.  Left-leaning ones, yes, but radical?  No.
Maybe some small Communist one?   bill w

On Wed, Nov 24, 2021 at 2:20 PM Stathis Papaioannou via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> 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?
>> --
> Stathis Papaioannou
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