Sep 19, 2012

Do You Really Know What is Going On? [Infographic]

Every single day, especially during election time you see posts by your friends on Facebook with links to various news articles on this candidate or that candidate. This one sucks and has ruined the economy, that one only likes rich people. Whatever, you get the point. I am guilty of it too. The problem is, do we really know what we're talking about?  I mean we all just regurgitate everything we see on the news, or read in our papers. We only know what they want us to know. We only think the way we do because they control the information. The troubling thing though is only six major corporations control everything. Check out this infographic:

Media Consolidation Infographic

We have to ask ourselves when we hear something in the news, is this really true? We need to not take it at face value. We need to look past the story to see why they are telling us what they are, and who is behind the information. After all, as Edgar Allen Poe once said, "Believe only half of what you see and nothing that you hear."

Source: Frugal dad

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