Why do these disillusioned people and media agencies

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Why do these disillusioned people and media agencies alike tend to accept the ever increasing slop? The answer involves the most seductive aspect today in the media known as the ‘profit motive.’ The professional world has grown so attentive to financial standing that money motivates even the brightest among us to do stupid things. Profit is excellent when it does not stand in the way of logic. Today, this is the media’s major problem. Instead of exposing the truth the media complicates it, indulging in the realm of entertainment in order to profit from more viewers or readers. And as an audience, we fall for this ploy. Those who watch, socialize, and begin to complain about people like Casey Anthony are the victims. We essentially become the media. Where would the nonsense be without us watching it? In section eight, Saunders pays attention to his friend who is sponsored by an online media source, and writes for “sell out corporate goons like [himself] who will do anything” to pocket money (246). This is a prime example of the profit motive’s effect on an individual. This man writes a story about Anna Nicole’s mythical sex diary. There is no doubt he is a talented man, but aren’t his talents being put to waste? Anna Nicole’s coined sex principles (if she is responsible for any) surely aren’t going in history books, so why can’t this news giant use Saunders’s friend more wisely? This is an example of the profit motive; money seems to have the word “success” attached to it, even if it lures one away from intelligence. This phenomenon can also be seen among larger news agencies. A news story on the national scale driven by a motivation for profit was the most recent Bigfoot finding. In 2008, two men claimed that they had found Bigfoot in the woods of northern Georgia (msnbc.msn.com). Instantly the story went viral, spilling out on a dozen television
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channels a day headlined with ‘BREAKING NEWS.’ Did the media really have to publicize this before the finding was truly verified? The only purpose of doing so would be to grab attention and profiting from more viewers watching. By mentioning a Minnesota University entomologist on the case, every station gave the story a fake sense of credibility when the creature was eventually found to be an impressive puppet. It is noteworthy to refer back to Saunders, who
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