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Media Criticism

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Videos illustrating flaws, propaganda, and general bull$#!t in the mainstream media.

The purpose of this sub is to share videos and discussions that illustrate problems with the mainstream media such as:

  • sensationalism / fearmongering

  • distraction from important issues

  • euphemism and "spin"

  • controlling the conversation

  • discouragement of nuance

The point of this is to make concrete and clear the failings of "the system" using examples, so that people can easily gain a gut-experience of the ways in which our systems of public discourse are inadequate.


Rules:

  • Be respectful at all times. Disrespectful comments are grounds for immediate ban without warning.

  • All posts must be related to the media. This is not a news subreddit.

  • "Good" examples of media are strongly encouraged! Please designate them with a [GOOD] tag

Not Allowed:

  • Shitposting, trolling, capslock, etc

  • State media such as RT, Sputnik, PressTV, etc (used as a source for a claim). However, criticism of these outlets is allowed.

Content determined by mods to be devoid of educational value will be removed. For instance, any post:

  • encouraging partisanship or bias

  • inciting outrage

  • taking "cheap shots"

NOTE: Please use the REPORT BUTTON underneath a link or comment to help improve the level of discourse on this sub. It sends your complaint directly (and only) to the mods so we can remove subpar content.


Similar Subreddits:

/r/InternetPR (social media criticism, discussion of online public relations campaigns)

Resources:

The complete archive of Documentaries of the Week

The /r/Media_Criticism Ultimate Crash Course

ThoughtMaybe.com -- A repository of free social criticism documentaries online. Find something on there and post it here!

For a huge resource on government and media criticism links and studies, click /u/-moose-

The Zen TV Experiment -- Highly recommended

People we love:

  • Aldous Huxley

  • Neil Postman

  • Marshall McLuhan

  • Adam Curtis

  • (more to be added soon)

Anything by or about these guys will surely be welcome.

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