The media must be forced to answer for their complete lack of journalistic integrity. Fox News is the worst of all. I will expose their baseless pandering to the Republican party as much as possible.
Millennial media and the terrifying reality of the soundbite generation
It's no secret that millenials have unprecedented access to mass amounts of information. Between Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Tumblr and viral news sites like Buzzfeed, you can literally learn of events within minutes of them happening. And yet, how is it that we manage to be the least informed generation yet? We have dozens of facts and fragments of hundreds of issues from three sentence posts on Facebook and 140 character rants on Twitter. We have listicles galore from Buzzfeed, Nova and Yahoo news. But these soundbites leave us with thousands of brief, often one-sided opinions on complicated issues and no real idea of how to solve, articulate or debate our nation's most pressing political concerns. And although these social media sites are not the issue, they do enable an entire generation of voters to rely heavily on a media that is biased, bigoted and hardly ever blameless. Let's use our favorite example of Fox News. In a recent headline, found here, Fox News yet again flaunts it's blatant misogny in a feable attempt to expose Hillary Clinton's nefarious plans for bringing down America. The headline, which came up on my Facebook newsfeed, is an excellent example of lazy journalism and soundbite culture. It reads "When Hillary Clinton wields the word 'honestly', it's time to watch out, America." Let's ignore for the moment that the headline has nothing to do with journalism, despite the article appearing on Fox News' section for factual news stories. The bias is so abundantly obvious, it's laughable. BUT(!), here it is on my newsfeed. A sad, sudden reminder that we love to share sensational headlines instead of have meaningful debates about the actual issues. I would be shocked to learn that the person who posted that headline even bothered to read the article. And, even if he had, it would not have revealed anthing we didn't already know: that Fox News has a not-so-hidden agenda to perpatuate soundbite culture and biased news reporting without shame.
Stop the political pandering!