A few outlets are openly biased but most guise their clever twisting of the truth. People expect to be able to trust their news sources, but end up misinformed by stories skewed to sensationalize, cover up, and support a type of narrative that favors the status quo and ruling classes.
Selling fake news is no new thing. The yellow press and media-as-propaganda is as old as journalism.
A modern concern is the high-intensity web and social media powered press framing narratives as part of large-scale PR monopolies and campaigns for powerful, moneyed interests. This machine-gun press encourages division and extremism while drowning out minorities’ voices.
Journalists and news outlets must be held accountable strive for unbiased coverage. Their political motives must be called out. RICRU strives for unbiased coverage of issues related to human rights, so we are open to suggestions at all times. Money needs to be taken out of media and politics by citizens calling them out. Let us know when an outlet is being biased.