I'm sick of hearing people complaining about the media. "The media is controlled", "The liberal media", "Fox News sucks", and on and on. People bash the media as if it owes them something, as if the media is supposed to have their best interest at hand. The media is a private business, it can operate however it wants to operate. If it sucks so bad then get off your lazy butt and do something about it. The media is exactly what people want it to be.
If people stopped watching our current forms of "news" the media companies would have no choice but to change. But as long as people are watching it then it is what it is. The media companies are in business to make money. And if the people love to support the propaganda who can you blame? The media companies don't force you to watch them. And the media companies don't force you to become stupid. People choose and chose to become stupid. That's why we're where we are. The media companies would have never gotten to the point they're at if people called out the BS when they first saw it.
Of course the media is a full service movie channel. It's supposed to be entertainment. How can you blame the media companies for giving the people what they want? Sure, it may help humanity more to take the higher road and actually provide decent content but in this day and age the people want to be entertained and the media companies, being a for-profit business, simply recognize this sad reality.
The media is a relatively new enterprise, at least in the current form of a constant stream of information. People used to have to seek out information and discern it. Now information is spoon fed via the TV. And once again, the TV didn't force people to accept it. The media didn't force people to watch it. People chose to slowly go down the path of less work, more play. Now they are reaping the results.
So if you are really pissed about the media then start your own news channel. Many of these huge media companies started the good old fashioned way of hard work. Now it's up to you to do the same. Stop whining and get to work. Start small and grow.
A great example is Alex Jones from www.infowars.com. This guy has single-handedly grown a political/news broadcast to over 2 million listeners all in less than 10 years. He is dominating conventional media because he is providing higher quality information.
So for crying out loud, the media is a private business and can do whatever it wants to do. It's up to you to protect yourself, they're not going to do it for you. At our current pace it's only a matter of time before the government starts regulating our media. What a disaster that will be.