To give an example of how the media manipulate people, I’ll briefly discuss the CNN report on Ukraine I saw yesterday. Mind you, it was a single report, not two different programs. So you can’t say that two different talking heads were offering two different perspectives.
The report insistently transmitted two contradictory messages:
1. Situation in Ukraine is dire and urgent help is needed.
2. Russian troops have only managed to achieve “a minimal advancement” into Ukrainian territory.
What is a regular person supposed to think when hearing this contradictory message? “There’s something fishy going on. I can’t be bothered to unravel this mess.” Which is exactly the goal that the CNN is trying to achieve.
If the CNN said openly “don’t care about Ukraine,” many people would be prompted to care just out of the spirit of contradiction. With this primitive manipulation tactic, they achieve the goal much more easily.
By the way, the part of the programming that is a lie is point 2 about “minimal advancement.”
Stay alert and assume that what they are trying to say is the opposite of what they are actually saying.