The Diametrically Opposed States of America: How Artificial Information Bubbles Work
The beleaguered 4th Estate is the first thing to go down when democracy fails. This is how Trump happened. Roger Ailes, Murdoch, Breitbart, Mercer, Bannon et al, their evil broadcast and the other media demon spawn daily harming (by means of diseased, ill-motivated, control ideology, Hate and fear stoking) as many as 45% of America’s minds, hearts, and souls. it would be interesting to find out what particular ethical grounds Britain decided to ban FOX from selling/broadcasting their media product in the United Kingdom.
It’s as if two diametrically opposed consensual realities occupy the same space in America right now — two radically different cognitive cultures and/or worldviews. And one of them is really violent — against all of life — nihilistic. Controlling, oppressive, very diseased, it is a fear- and Hate-based ideological epidemic. It has created an eschatological monster, the incestuous child of FOX News and its own demonic child, Breitbart, which in turn begets other monstrous spawn, like the current conspiracy theory about a ‘Deep State secret society that Mueller is a part of, to defame and destroy Trump by making up the whole Russia thing.
It is a cultural and ideological problem of vast proportions — two demographics that each consult entirely different cognitive cultures, one informed and daily indoctrinated by perniciously falsified ‘news’ through FOX News, Brietbart, The Daily Stormer et al., and the other informed by internationally respected news media like the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, the London Guardian, the L.A. Times, MSNBC, NBC, CNN, BBC, CBC News, etc., etc., all of whom Trump daily defames as ‘fake news’ but who in point of fact follow the rules of journalism, fulfill their role of providing a Free Press as one of the pillars of democracy, and actually research, investigate, and verify their facts.