@Morf said in Is the media dividing us?: @IM-NOT-HORNEY said in Is the media dividing us?: So, from what I get, dividing the nation is their job. Thats how they earn their living now. Its either dividing the communities, or becoming a full fledged propaganda unit of only one way of thinking. It's not that a particular agenda of division is their job, that's where I slightly disagree. I lean more towards what you said about money being the only objective. If it weren't for bad news, there would be no news at all, would there? On my local news stations, 95% of the coverage is bad news, it's what gets attention, it's what they know people want to see, and it's what will pay. What I was trying to imply by division was that, these media houses are paid by backers from different political standings. Hence promoting only a set ideology for money. This rift between the two extremes is then widened, and a discord between the people is created. If someone believes they have an agenda for division and hate, I would have to disagree somewhat believing that would only be true depending on each individual person's beliefs. The media collectively will choose only to cover the things that will result in the strongest reactions and opinions, controversial topics that will practically "blow up" the news. It just so happens that turning us against each other in this negative way and making people furious at each other is what is most lucrative for them. There are no morals, it's only business to them. As long as they make as much money as they can, they don't care if it ruins the country. That's just my two cents anyway. EXACTLY!