What the mainstream media chooses to report on, how much time they spend on various segments, what they choose to leave out, the spin they put on their reports, etc., all impact how they're perceived. I can't figure out for sure when they’re telling the truth so when I have time I go back and check out the stories which sound more outrageous and generally I find out they were either lying or misleading people with their coverage.
If there was someone you knew who spun stories and picked and chose what he'd share with you because of a particular agenda he has, would you trust him. He'd be a fake. He'd be a phony. Shouldn't we expect integrity from news organizations? If we can't get honest insight from them as to what's happening here and around the world, then where can we get it?
What can we do to possibly get their attention? Maybe boycott their advertisers and call these advertisers' headquarters to let them know what we're doing and why. The only thing that will possibly move the mainstream media to action is to hit them in their pocketbooks. It's pretty easy to scare advertisers and when these news organizations' Nielsen ratings go down they will have to charge less for commercial time. This is the last thing CNN and MSNBC need to do as their profit margins have continued to go down.
I wouldn't care so much about getting involved if it hadn't gotten to the point where the media doesn't even care that they're lying in order to push their political narratives. They've gotten to the point where they gladly accept that a lie will get halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on. They might mention their error at the end of the news show or maybe put it on page 50 of their newspaper but the damage was already done so they’re okay with it. This is why we’ve got to get them in their pocketbooks.