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The media is retardation.

The media is retardation.
April 23, 2014, 10:55:17 AM
Haven't the UK tabloids been like this since they were conceived? Maybe their misleading, hysterical, alarmist habits have entered 'quality' media.

I don't really follow the news, and I miss no information of value. If there's an Ebola outbreak in my town I'll hear of it soon enough. In hindsight, I could have saved myself tens of thousands of hours of reading news in my life. It was useful until a certain phase of development, learning to read and all that. After that it became just a habit.

Re: The media is retardation.
April 25, 2014, 11:09:36 PM
That's expected of tabloids. But what about the more serious mass publications that we are expected to trust? They have no less of a business motive. That also includes scholarly research where amenable sponsorship makes everything possible. The truth at times is simply what the customer wants to see written.