Friday, February 23, 2018

About Crisis Actors...

Of course they exist.

All media is theater. 

That newsroom on TV is a set inside a tv studio.

The talking head sitting at the desk is an actor reading a script.

“Stories” are just that: concocted narratives that have an “engaging” narrative flow.

It’s always been this way.

From the earliest days of the press, journalizm has been a tool to manipulate and deceive and entertain.

Basic Journalizm 101:

Five Alarm Fire Story,

Story requires narrative for readers.

Event: Dastardly Fire.

Protagonist: Poor widow woman.

Hero: Fireman who saved widow woman’s child.

Villain: Greedy land lord who didn’t keep his building up to code. 

Ending: Several tragic deaths. Mayor investigates. Widow woman reunited with her child in hospital. Hero Fireman given medal. 

Rinse and repeat, ad infinitum.