It’s almost a cliche by now to complain about the lies and laziness of the corporate media. But an important question to ask yourself is, why is no one getting rich by telling the truth?
A grand conspiracy of the powerful?
No one would advertise in such a medium because it wouldn’t put people in a buying mood?
Another theory … The truth hurts. The truth is inconvenient. “You can’t handle the truth.”
According to Carlo Carafa
Populus vult decipi. [The people wish to be deceived.]
According to Don Marquis
If you make people think they’re thinking, they’ll love you; But if you really make them think, they’ll hate you.
According to political humorist Bartcop
Don’t EVER tell the truth in a political campaign. People want to be lied to. […] If you doubt me, ask President Mondale about telling the truth.
Carafa (1517-1561) was a solidier and nephew of Pope Paul IV, who made him a cardinal. Carafa was strangled per a death sentence by Pope Pius IV that was later declared unjust by Pope St. Pius V.
For more about New York newspaper columnist Don Marquis (1878-1937), see here.