Conspiracy vs Reality: When The Lines Get Blurred
Have you been paying attention lately? If so, you’ve watched the media teach a master class on propaganda.
Russiagate was the silly conspiracy theory that dominated the news since 2016. It taught us all a valuable lesson. The corporate press is in the business of clickbait and manufactured hysteria. They use it for two reasons. First, to boost their bottom line. And second, to amplify propaganda based in fear & manipulation to control your mind in order to further the interests of the political elite.
So that context must inform the way you interpret the reporting surrounding the now-infamous coronavirus.
Because of that, I want to teach you about a concept called “number manipulation.” For years, marketers have used this technique to control the way you perceive new information. And now I’m seeing it all over the news.
To me, that’s a big red flag. It means someone has a specific narrative they want you to believe so they can get something from you.
So what I want to know is, whose narrative is the corporate press spreading? And what do they want from you & me?
Intro music by Nick White, producer of The Statist Quo