Writing News – The Little-Known Secrets to Influencing Mass Opinion
When you hear the words “News” and “Article”, what comes to mind? Does it bring to mind reports of global warming or the lack of it, economic depression or thriving economies – all things we need to be aware of? Perhaps the good news, for people searching for a little silver lining, is this temporary loss came in mid-December and none of it has been documented in January. That’s because the lack of articles in January brought on by the Christmas shopping season was so great that news agencies had trouble meeting demand and many articles were written instead.
It would not be a surprise if we experienced a few articles written from a “sneak attack” during the period before Christmas, but nothing was really reported. For the most part, people just took time off from work or school and enjoyed the special gift shoppers received from friends and family back at work – then went on a shopping binge over the holidays. The result? A massive lack of news around the Christmas time!
Of course, it is human nature to want to read about the good – or bad – news and read about what others are saying, whether it is good or bad. There is one thing though, that seems to escape the news writers and journalists in today’s society. They seem to have forgotten that the only way to survive in today’s society is to write about news that they agree with or believe in – if they want any readers at all. I am sure many of us have had the experience where we listen to a radio show, then see the same news report, several television shows and read several other articles on the internet.
Why is this? It is because there is hardly any new content being written and since all news reporting now relies on expert opinion – everyone writes from their political party politically correct style. If they are a conservative writer – or liberal writer – they will use the media to promote their beliefs and therefore influence the news. In fact, I often find myself agreeing with the content that is being reported!
So, why is there so much emphasis on writing news and opinions when it comes to all news related topics? It is simple really. It is a way to manipulate the masses into believing what you want them to believe! Consider if you will the following scenario.
A local newscaster announces that; “A recent survey showed that a large percentage of people over the age of twenty-one would be glad to pay five hundred dollars to hear three words about Barack Obama before the next election.” Can you see how this news will influence the voting polls? Can you see how influencing the masses can be a good thing? And yes, I did just say ‘good’…