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WENGEWANG Post time: 2018-10-16 11:12
the western media is far from independent. if u look at western news sources, they often parot each ...
western media is far from independent. [...] western news also comes from up top, and are given strict orders to report a certain way
Perhaps you misunderstood what I wrote. I said they are independent in choosing who they take orders from. Whether you call them oligarchs or whatever is irrelevant. The point is that there is not just one oligarch, but many, who compete against each other for audience.
In China there is only one, and that never is good for perspective, transparency, or truth.
there is no transparency in western media either. this is why you always hear western media say "anonymous sources say". or "activists say"
If you want to find who they are, you can go and find them yourself. Nobody will stop you and take you for a tea. This is what happens in China.
lips in the western media about north korea, and the entire piece will be narrated by westerners, from inperialist perspectives, wit no north koreans talking
Of course, because North Koreans are not allowed to speak freely. Foreigners there are required to be escorted by DPRK agents when they interact with citizens there, to make sure that North Koreans only tell what is in line with government policy. Why bother to interview anyone? This also is problem with many interviews in Chinese media, especially when interviewing government representatives. Do you know of the eye rolling incident earlier this year?
western media, like most other media, is more interested in telling you how to think, rather than informing you about what is actually going on
You clearly don't know much about western media. For the most part, western media (to be critical of), are commercial enterprises, which are only interested in making money. Their interest is not to tell anyone how to think, but to make most money from whatever you think.
Of course if your thoughts are worthless to them, they don't really care about yout interests.
very little space for independent choice. i seriously doubt that anyone in the west can just create their own media
That's what social media in west is for. It gives a channel to act as media, even for those who don't have millions to hire staff and start a printing press.
try challenging the many monarkies in europe, and see where that gets you.
Uh, where did you learn that? Most remaining monarchies in Europe serve only ceremonial purpose, and have little part in governing the countries. Political governments rule the countries, and if you want to challenge them, you have a legit channel to do that in the next elections.
you will never hear any western media say that amerika should go back to the native amerikans
You have quite limited view of media.
Of course major news outlets will not run stories like that. It does not help them to make money or anything, if they take either side in the matter. They may though publish stories of activists demanding land to be returned to natives, because such stories will attract paying customers. In China such news are not generally allowed.
But in western countries there are smaller media organizations, who would put things like that in their own political agenda. Natives in USA and elsewhere have their own media too.