This is our upcoming article (Early Access) The danger with the news is we get so comfortable with it in our lives that we... THE NEWS vs REALITY

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This is our upcoming article (Early Access) The danger with the news is we get so comfortable with it in our lives that we think that the news is a mirror of reality and what is going on in the world. It is certainly not. If 100 racist incidences of epic proportion happen in a day someone---who does not look like us-- decides what is newsworthy and what is not. When you read BBC and contrast it with al-Jazeera you quickly realize major world events covered by one are ignored or footnoted by the other. At the same time, a story about Nigerian boys making a film on old iPhones using tin cans as props will get a featured spot, but the news about Nigerian filmmakers doing epic music videos to challenge the best of the west will not. Then we say "look how innovative we are". No, just a clown show to make readers smile. Stories that are not tidy and pretty and fit into the spheres of interest of the respective news agencies are discarded. The film Nightcrawler was pretty accurate. The priority is how can we get you to click that button and stay watching our content. What is happening in the world is very different from what is interesting to Western readers in the world. News for a tailored demographic is not reality. Not in the news means DID NOT HAPPEN. And we have been groomed into the mindset. But the news is not a democracy, some editor somewhere decides which stories you need to know about and others which you do not need to know about. And when it comes to most of what is called African news it is just a re-write of what CNN, Reuters, etc is saying. Not even a hint of African self-interest. BULLSHIT RISES TO THE TOP The West is shameless when it comes to pushing propaganda. If you fall outside of their 'pact' you will see a perfect alignment of media agendas and Western foreign policy. I am not sure why they bother to call it news. Below is one example, and one is all that is needed to make the case. This news piece claims she is "hiding from the Taliban" no one stopped to ask,  she should have found a better hiding place than showing her face on Western news on YouTube. All her patron's faces are seen in the video clip--but she has to "hide" from the Taliban. Tomorrow, when the USA or UK government make a sweet gas-oil deal with these terrorists all of this negative media will dry up. BRAINWASHING PRIORITIES If you like being brainwashed tune into CNN or even Al-Jazeera and just watch it straight. I never sit down and watch visual news. I use a news aggregator and I READ News. I do not need to hear about Trump and his Bleach treatment 20 times on 20 different networks with commentary from every Dr in America being interviewed one after the other.--- That is not news. Yes, we still have not seen Kim in days-- but they got how many articles on it? Because while they are doing that other news is not getting reported, like what evil Zionists are doing or the heavy-handed state crimes being perpetrated during the lockdown by Burundi ?. And who heard of all the good work coming out of Senegalese labs to combat Corona? That is because we busy chasing non-news on Big networks. IS THIS NEWS? If a member of the royal family secretly goes out to feed orphans how come it is headline news? We do not think that maybe it is all part of the illusion being sold to sheep. Funny how everything they do ends up in the so-called news. You see they have a value that converts into hits which convert into dollars from advertising. Now what the royals do has zero impact on the lives of most people. Not sure why they are so important to brush their teeth and traveling to Africa. And this entire celebrity culture that says what they do is more important than the plight of Rohingya Muslims dying from persecution in the waters of Bangladesh. Yet BBC gives them a footnote while pushing the story of how the Royals were feeding some orphans in America secretly.  And the true fault of this is the sheep. Because every time someone clicks like on this it sends a signal telling them what stories to run with the next day. If people rather read about Nicki Minaj's stupid tweets than the US bombing of Somalia during the Covid 19 pandemic then they will keep pushing Nicki, J-Lo, P-Diddy, and Kanye narcissistic vanity pursuits at the expense of serious issues affecting real human beings. So the news is not only not relevant is also immoral....
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