In the era of internet it is not enough to inform. Readers need help to defend yourself against the onslaught of misinformation, lies and false rumors that are flooding the networks, especially at election time, and some of the mainstream american media are doing.
In his column Tuesday in the New York Times, critic Kevin Roose remembered some of the fabricated stories, misleading advertisements, false rumors, fabricated images, videos, manipulated, and text messages aimed at deterring vote to those who know that the supporters of the opponent.
Wait aid media, by influential they may be, as the Fox, the most followed by american conservatives, with two of its stars -Sean Hannity and Jeanine Pirro - exerting of support for Donald Trump last Monday at the close of the campaign in Missouri, it is useless.
In the best program of international of american television, Global Public Square (CNN), and in his column for the Washington Post, Fareed Zakaria denounced this week the lies of the White House and the Fox on "the financing of the caravan of migrants to central american by George Soros" and "the more than one hundred fighters of the Islamic State" infiltrators in it. "Not a shred of truth", he reiterated. "The republicans have become the party of Joseph McCarthy and the Fox in your spokesperson more".
According to a recent study from Gallup/Knight, the democrats maintained their trust in the major media, except Fox, Breitbart News, Mother Jones, the Huffington Post and Vox. The republicans only trust in two: Fox and the Wall Street Journal (WSJ). The more believable the two sides are, by this order, PBS, the AP, NPR and the WSJ.
The problem is complex and comes from far away, but, as noted by Marvin Kalb in the presentation of his latest book, Enemy of the People, October 15, at the Brookings institution in Washington, Trump has gotten that "31% of americans today consider the media the enemy of the people", the same term used by Khrushchev in the historic congress of the CPSU in 1956 to denounce the methods of Stalin against all its enemies, real or imagined.
To Jay Rosen, professor of journalism at the University of New York, "we have a president completely ignorant that generates a lot of negative news and has convinced his followers that those news are inventions of the media."
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