Why The News Media Is So Dishonest

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EU-Media-Futures-Forum-pic_0I can’t imagine the difficulty of trying to go fantasy free cold turkey. I was born this way. Nature provides all animals with the ability to access the meaning of almost every situation or threat. Animals can immediately grasp and understand the exact circumstance they are in and understand what is going on around them. Indulging in fantasy greatly inhibits these abilities.  When fantasy free we see the truth. When fantasies are indulged in we see a preferred alternative to the truth.

Honesty in the news media is a contradiction. The media is not honest, never has been and never will be.  Before I get specific, there is an important principle of natural law that is relevant. An action that has an immoral beginning, will have a negative outcome. Almost all of the income news organizations receive comes from advertising. What is advertising other than telling lies and embellishing? There is no way a process which begins with an immoral activity will ever generate an honest outcome through what it produces. Advertising itself is not immoral. It is the lying that is immoral. Truthful ads are a waste of money so there are at most very few.

For politicians, to get the media on their side, all they need do is to pay them by making the outcome of elections supportive of their bottom lines.  The media supports whatever is most profitable for them to support. The media is a prime beneficiary of the corporate welfare system that has replaced our free market ideology. There is no way a news organization would support a candidate who would interrupt the flow of government benefits global corporations receive. A return to a free market system would be a great benefit to the U.S. economy but it would hurt news organizations and the huge corporations that  buy advertising.

The truth is a hard sell. Fantasy Free Economics gains readers one at a time. Major search engines simply do not list blogs which disagree with their political agenda. As long as folks share the link to this blog and others speaking out against the grain, the truth will at least trickle into the public consciousness.

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James Quillian is an independent scholar,free market economist, teacher of natural law, teacher and originator of the Fantasy Free approach to economics. James Quillian does not believe lies. Contact: news@quillian.net
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1 year ago

There is no such a thing in America as an independent press, unless it is out in country towns. You are all slaves. You know it, and I know it. There is not one of you who dares to express an honest opinion. If you expressed it, you would know beforehand that it would never appear in print. I am paid $150 for keeping honest opinions out of the paper I am connected with. Others of you are paid similar salaries for doing similar things. If I should allow honest opinions to be printed in one issue of my paper,… Read more »