Salon, a leftist media outlet, unintentionally admitted the mainstream media manipulates public opinion.
In an article discussing non-politicians with unrivaled influence over American politics, Salon claimed Amazon’s Jeff Bezos bought the Washington Post to influence public opinion.
“Not a known political financier, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos took a less direct route to political influence in purchasing the Washington Post in 2013, and though WaPo is a humongous organization, editorial leanings in the media tend to have a top-down effect,” Salon’s Brendan Gauthier wrote with refreshing honesty.
Although it’s been well-documented that the mainstream media has practically been a government mouthpiece since at least the early 1950s, when the CIA’s Operation Mockingbird began, it’s ironic to see a leftist outlet like Salon openly admitting the Washington Post has a similar bias.
But at least Salon doesn’t try to hide its bias; other mainstream media outlets masquerade as “objective” while pushing gun control, “man-made climate change,” the Trans Pacific Partnership and other items on the globalist agenda.
That’s how deception works, but unfortunately for them, the public is no longer buying into their lies.
“Trust in the news media is being eroded by perceptions of inaccuracy and bias, fueled in part by Americans’ skepticism about what they read on social media,” the AP reported. “Just 6% of people say they have a lot of confidence in the media, putting the news industry about equal to Congress and well below the public’s view of other institutions.”
And coincidentally, the mainstream media is rapidly losing viewership – and control over public opinion.
“If you can become savvy to this manipulation, and sometimes, outright propaganda, you can learn to recognize it and, sort of, filter through it – which, I think, helps people make up their own mind about what’s really going on in the world,” former CBS correspondent Sharyl Attkisson said.