Telephone. A game many of us played when we were kids. The message starts out as “today is my birthday” and by the time it is communicated to the last in line ends up as “purple monkey dishwasher.”
It’s a comical game when we’re children but, as adults, we find the wide chasm between sender and receiver a frustrating miscommunication with oftentimes negative outcomes.
But what about intentional miscommunication? Who would want such a thing? And what would they have to gain?
This eye-opening piece breaks down modern media and how messages are intentionally manipulated for their profit – NOT our best interests. Goodbye journalistic integrity. Hello buying our minds with the garbage they’re selling (and, sadly, too many of us are happily buying).
The next time Flo wants to save us 15% on car insurance or dopey talking head on CNBC tells us to buy a stock consider the motive of the messenger. Are we getting the full story? An accurate telling? Or are we being fed a bunch of massaged, weapons-grade BS as a means to their nefarious, self-serving end?