Media Misrepresentations

We all know big media has been a puppet of various special interests for decades.  Newspapers and magazines in the last few decades were frequently criticized as tools of the ultra-left.  Well, lately the ultra-right has been buying out many of those media outlets and turning them into tools of propaganda.  Welcome to a brave new world where big corporate is the people’s hero, fossil fuel is a good thing, global carbon emissions are a conspiracy on a par with old ideas about seeing Elvis in UFOs, and money is the highest good.

I used to check Yahoo for my news. I have noticed in the last year that Yahoo has become decidedly anti-environmental. Yahoo News is now featuring articles from Forbes, the New York Post, the ICSC, and bit by bit evermore such sources creep into the Yahoo news feed. Such as today’s, from the New York Post, where I discovered that environmentalism is a movement of wealthy, upper class people against the poor, because–you see–the corporate overlords of the world are just trying to spread the wealth of fossil fuel, nuclear fuel and GMO crops to create a better tomorrow.

Click the photo below to read the article for yourself.

There is mounting pressure from media sources, now owned by mega-corporations, to portray environmentalism as a movement of the rich against the poor.

There is mounting pressure from media sources, now owned by mega-corporations, to portray environmentalism as a movement of the rich against the poor.

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