A lot of what I post came from news sites all over the internet. Politically speaking, they came from general left wing sources such as Alternet, Daily Kos, The Root, etc. Most people on the right have bugs up their asses that most of the media is liberal, or so they say. However, they have media catered to their thinking such as Fox News, Newsmax, the National Review, etc. Yet, I prefer leftist news media as opposed to right wing media.
Yet, no matter what slant the media goes to, they’re still largely owned and operated by straight white males mostly for straight white males. I know, there have been significant changes in what’s out there in recent years. But in large sums, it’s geared towards a certain demographic, because it’s owned by that certain demographic.
There’s still a lot of unfairness. Minority voices are still at a premium. Not all views and opinions are heard. And there’s still a priority to maintain certain images usually for profit.
This isn’t an attack on the media or the straight white male population. But this is to say that I have little trust in it, even the ones that are claimed to be black owned. Still, much of it seems geared towards reporting the truth somewhat and tries to make itself appear more diverse cosmetically. The right, from what I’ve seen, appears not as bucking for truth as the left – not all of it. And “diversity” to them is only accepted so long as you agree with them, right or wrong. Again, not all of it is that demanding or closed-minded. But…you know.
No form of media is perfect. I get that. And I’m not really a fan of news as it’s nothing but a business for fear, for the most part. But when push comes to shove, I rely on certain websites to gather my information and give my opinions, right or wrong, regarding the topic at hand.
But I will never fully see them as a clear telescope to the real world.