There is an African proverb that says- “Until lions have their historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunters.”
The same could be said of the media-until they do their job AIM will always be glorified by them.
The above from the blog Journalism of 1-10-13
Comparatively speaking it’s only been recently any among the mainstream media have ventured to tell the “history” related to AIM’s victims, a fact made obvious by it’s rarity.
Instead you would think this pandering shameless media has been the recipient of advertising revenue in they way they have portrayed the events not factually, but with a devotion to a fictionalized accounting.
“Medicine men, warriors, spiritual leaders, and humanitarian political prisoners.”
The media is loathe to print a retraction,admit a bias, and even more distasteful acknowledge journalistic error based on having been duped and going all in a story without addressing all that is relevant.
News really isn’t news anymore, for the most part it’s packaged and presented in the same way entertainment is, the focus is on the celebrity talking head, the actor or actress the studio has cast in a starring role and in most cases invested megabucks in bloated salaries and perks in said actor or actress.
They want a return on that investment, and if it isn’t forthcoming there’s an understudy waiting in the wings who can mime the same expressions, intone the same inflections, and look convincing while doing so.
Main stream media is big business, conglomerates issuing stock via the proxy of the ownership that live or die by the media god of audience share. Such a reality always leads to the theatrics so commonplace now.
They want “dirty laundry”, and if it isn’t they’ll do what they can to make it appear so and the truth be damned.