December 15, 2019
I am not naive, I have always known this, but the horrific extent to which the media - primarily the mainstream media - actually control social and political attitudes has really become clear in the post-Brexit, post-Corbyn era. In particular, the shameless smearing, misrepresentation of, and outright lying about Corbyn, has shown that when the media really flex their manipulative muscles the effect can be devastating. And they get away with it. There is no accountability. Mistrust the media, always. Get your information from diverse sources. Look for hard data and verifiable evidence wherever possible. Also, fuck the bastard BBC.