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    How Media Turns Anxiety Into Dollars

    There is rising no level of gun violence, merely the assertion which generates strong emotion and divisiveness:

    https://medium.com/@bjcampbell/the-m...s-c3874d4bac10

    It's a long article, well worth the read. Yes, domestic terrorism, IMO.
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    Thanks and well worth the read. The last two sentences in the article......
    The media has us on a rail towards chaos and catastrophe. As Voltaire said, “those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities.”
    And they’re doing it for the clicks.

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    Thanks and well worth the read. The last two sentences in the article......
    Good article. I agree. It doesn't have to be guns either. Watch any of our network stations when there is a snowstorm coming. A week out and they are predicting the end of the world. "Details at 11" Go to WMUR.com for more details" "Visit our Facebook page for up to the minute details on the upcoming storm!"

    Oh, forgot to add that when the day of the storm arrives, it's a nothing burger.
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    Great article! Thanks!
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    All media are profit-driven corporations and those profits are dependent on ratings. So, in an attempt to boost ratings, they sensationalize reports to draw attention.

    It's just their way of doing business.

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    I find one of the knife features ironic: "Ergonomic handle reduces aggressiveness of the knife." Knives show aggression? Sounds very Stephen King to me.
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    Thanks, that is a very interesting and, I would say, accurate analysis. I've already forwarded the link to others.

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