“…viewers think that staying informed and ‘reacting’ to the news is a form of participation (helping their favorite causes, teams or stocks) and elites have taken it for granted that media narratives are a window into the people’s will. But is it? When news sites deliberately create and cultivate outrage to get clicks, is what people are pissed off about online really an indicator of anything? Do you really care about half the things you share on social media…?”
Media and social media messaging have devolved in to emotionally laden, outrage culture designed to sell eye balls to advertisers. Most of it is pure bull shit carefully crafted to manipulate your emotions for profit.