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News stopped being news long ago, when it stopped being an obligation put on TV channels in return for broadcast slots and started having to make its own money. At that point, it was all over but the lying. You can't make money taking a nuanced approach to every issue based on the specifics. You make money by polarizing people and keeping them on your side of the playing field by any means necessary.

Then of course enter the internet where every wingnut on the planet can hold forth with 'the truth'. Some of those may actually believe the non-sense they spew, and many are not different from the major 'news' outlets.

Not that there aren't people in the news business who I'm sure would love to do real news in the old fashioned way, and there are probably some who manage to. But that's an expensive proposition and no one wants to pay for it anymore. The internet has screwed them just like it's screwed so many people. They can work themselves to a heart attack to chase down some major story, and it'll just get stolen and re-posted all over the net and the person who did the work will get little in return for his or her efforts.

There are many days where I think that the internet's positives don't remotely outweigh its negatives. It's a major reason why so many things are negatively affecting us here as well. It's slowly but surely pushing us all back to the centralized scenario, where we can only rent software. It's funny (in a sad way) that the PC revolution was to get software out of the hands of 'evil corporations' and give it to the people. But, ultimately, the people are arguably even more morality-free because they are not under any regulatory scrutiny, allowing them to screw us all by making it harder and harder to make money actually creating something and selling it.

And another big irony is that the 'making money by spying on your customers' thing, and renting out software at scale, really only works for big businesses. So the end result of the PC revolution is basically moving inexorably towards reversing the PC revolution and taking us right back where we were, only far worse now because now software is core to our way of life.

Meet the new boss.
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