I read a ton of news, news-about-news, and news-about-news-about-news.
“… How Your Fear and Outrage Are Being Sold …” is probably the most succinct and useful summary I’ve ever read, because it applies universally, is easily understood, and exposes the core problems:
- ignorance (of civics, of history, of journalism, of how to think logically)
- fear (of the unknown, the unverified, and the untrue)
- juvenile emotions among physical adults
- superficial values (self-obsessed Kardashians, Kanyes, Coulters, etc.)
When alien invaders eventually arrive, we can get them to depart quickly if we just hand them this article and say, “Yes, this is how we behave now.”