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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2019, 12:21 PM

9. Narratives are determined as much by what is left out as by what is left in

One of the first things you learn by writing anything is that what you leave out has equal impact as what you leave in.

Conservative newspapers are masters at this. If you want something to not be noticed put it in the back pages with a headline that doesn’t draw any attention. That’s if the news organization wants to be able to say that it covered the story.

Better yet is to just not cover whatever the issue is.

The Dallas Morning News is a master of both techniques.

Last Sunday there was a particularly impactful Doonesbury that reviewed some of the strips from 1974 about the Nixon impeachment investigation.

Strangely enough there was a “production error” and a strip called Pickles ran in its place. The phones must have lit 🔥 up because an apology for the “production error” was on page 2 in the Monday edition and the strip was published—but in black and white and much smaller and a lot of subscribers only get the Sunday paper. Very tricksy, eh?

Fox doesn’t give shit so they just don’t report the news.

Try asking an exclusive Fox viewer some questions about the controversy of the day. They often get very confused and defensive because they haven’t heard about it at all. If they do know anything about it they’ll start spewing the talking points du jour.

Fox viewers live in an information free bubble. What they know is usually made up or they don’t know anything about what is going on.

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