CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News, along with most other forms of media, believe that the ratings and the money are in the right, not the left. The three cable networks are corporate owned and only for the purpose of profit. They don't care about journalism or their obligation to inform the public.
This is all about dollars, and the notion is that the most profitable way to run a cable news outlet is to be like Murdoch owned Fox News - which is why CNN keeps hiring more and more right wingers and has hopped into bed with the Tea Party Express, another of the Koch brothers' mighty tentacles. All these shenanigans are in keeping with a sophisticated corporate echo chamber propaganda strategy funded primarily by the Koch brothers for the purpose of turning business-friendly, fringe right-wing ideas into mainstream policy arguments.
The echo chamber strategy is very real, and has been perfected by corporate interests over the last several decades. It involves carefully selecting and fine-tuning a message that resonates with the populace, and then arranging to get that message repeated over and over through a variety of credible media sources.
Conservatives have been working since the 1970s to develop this powerful echo chamber propaganda infrastructure. Here's how it works: Corporate donors fund conservative think tanks which then develop position papers that argue in favor of conservative ideas. Then an armada of PR flacks arrange an deluge of media appearances for spokespeople from those think tanks to promote the ideas. These pundits repeat the same, pre-determined talking points over and over, stating them as though they were facts. When the echo chamber is fully deployed, the same points get made over and over on TV shows, radio, in social media and virtually every form of media until finally the ideas become so ubiquitous that they become accepted as conventional wisdom.
"Stand up for what you believe in. Even if you stand alone."
~ Sophie Magdalena Scholl
"Let it not be said that we did nothing."
~ Ron Paul
"You must be the change you want to see in the world."
~ Mahatma Gandhi
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