They control what’s on the screen, picking what will make us watch the most. Even furthering theories to entice people to act more in the future so that they can create more “news” stories.
The self-creating self-eating serpent. What a world.
Media companies have one job, to get ratings. If they lie for it, so what? If they create narratives that lead us to war, so what?
We have to at least acknowledge that some people value money over human life. What happens when they own the media?