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Response to FarCenter (Original post)

Tue Nov 21, 2017, 12:22 PM

6. So, what do we do about it?

Because merely claiming something is a distraction doesn't mean it's actually insignificant. If everyone else is paying attention because collectively they've decided it matters, ignoring it going to change that. And if society, via the media, is focusing on an issue, then depending on what it is, well, it could matter whether we like it or not. Ignoring it could mean losing an opportunity to act when it was important.

Rather than complaining each time we think a story is a distraction because not everyone is going to agree on which stories are the most important, we should look at the big picture and address it systemically. If the media keeps distracting us with issues that don't matter, we should address the reasons behind that, like media consolidation.

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