The Problem With Politics? Apparently, It’s Media.

is it the media that’s the problem, or the consumers of it that dictate its content with their preferences?

I remember first becoming acutely aware of this classic chicken-and-egg question when Princess Diana died. Was it the paparazzi’s fault for pursuing her so doggedly or the gossip-hungry masses who read the rags that the paparazzi work for? I’m still not sure I have an answer. However, in today’s world where many media organizations fear their extinction, I think the pendulum of fault is swinging more towards us, the news consumers. In their naked attempts to pander to their audience (not always a bad thing), media organizations are no longer setting the agenda. Increasingly, the agenda is being set by you and me.

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