Friday January 6, 2017
James Clapper, the US Director of National Intelligence, on the basis of his comments to the Senate committee on Thursday about RT, would appear to agree with Alex Jones in thinking "there’s a war on for your mind."
I happen to disagree. I think there’s a race to the bottom, in order to see how much the American deep state and Congressional supporters of Obama’s neo-liberal ideology can condescend to ordinary Americans.
The truth behind the ‘media wars’ is far less exotic, let alone dramatic than the powers that be would like people to believe.
In business there is something known as the 80/20 Rule which states that 80 percent of all effects stem from 20 percent of all causal occurrences. When applied to retail it can mean that 80 percent of all revenue comes from 20 percent of one’s customer base. It can also mean that 80 percent of sales are derived from 20 percent of one’s inventory.
In media, one can apply this rule in the following ways: 80 percent of a media outlet’s viewership comes from 20 percent of a population who broadly agree with the editorial line of the outlet in question. Indeed, most viewers of media tune in and turn on to hear recent facts (and in some cases fake facts) which help to bolster their inherent views of the world. Clinton voters will watch CNN for reassurance, anti-Zionists will do with same with Press-TV, and neo-liberal globalists will put on BBC World.