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The Problem with US Media

Posted on the 20 August 2023 by Doggone

 One thing I notice when I watch non-US media (Sky News Australia as an exception) is that they usually try to have opposing opinions. Not so in the US. I have yet to see a serious opposing opinion on the US media. For example, I have yet to see someone who voted for a third party in a discussion of why US politics is screwed. I don't even think Joe Rogan has interviewed Jill Stein.

That's pathetic.

The problem with US media

OK, I wanted a picture of steak frites...

On the other hand, it might be the reason so much bullshit fills the US debate. For example, instead of anyone questioning the concept of "gun rights" early on, it was accepted. No one in the media pointed out that was a ridiculous concept and totally out of line with history.

Likewise, I heard a Fox News piece on "Climate Change" hypocrisy which didn't feature anyone who had a real idea what goes on in the environmentalist community. So, they were making it sound as if people who are Green are vegan.

Tu rigole ! I like to eat meat, but I don't do it that much for various reasons: more in line with my health than the planet. Slow food, on the other hand, which is traditional and regional cuisine that encourages farming of plants, seeds, and livestock characteristic of the local ecosystem makes more sense to me than having people go vegan. I'm not alone in this since people who push veganism can be shouted down for a lot of reasons: one of which is that truly being vegan is actually a difficult thing to do. Food needs to be certified as vegan!

On the other hand, it doesn't make sense to knock local meat production while eating quinoa flown in from South America.

Anyway, if you really want to get down to it: not having children is the best thing you can do to fight climate change. That gets really interesting when the vegans start their attempts to get people to go on their diet.

The problem is that things are indeed an echo chamber without opinions being challenged.

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