Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) absolutely loves to spout the first thing that comes to her mind. And what better platform to spew her ideas than on Twitter, where she has direct access to millions of Americans?
On Saturday, the Congresswoman tweeted about "high-quality journalism," probably in reference to the recent layoffs at BuzzFeed and Huffington Post:
Gonna keep it ??: The biggest threats to journalism right now are tech monopolies & concentration of ownership.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 26, 2019
Healthy democracy *requires* high-quality journalism.
W/o a wide range of independent outlets & the revenue to sustain them, our democracy will continue to crumble.
Why is it okay for there to be a "wide range of independent outlets" as long as they're liberal? Aren't you the same person who has gone after the Daily Caller and TheBlaze because you absolutely hate the way they cover you?
Most platforms currently have 0 incentive to disseminate high-quality, true information.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 26, 2019
In fact, FB *paid* for info tied to conspiracy theories on those demanding for accountability.
It matters. Soros was the 1st to get mailed a bomb last year.https://t.co/zaf6NpmKPm
But Facebook implemented "fact checkers" to combat "fake news."
The fact of the matter is the current monopoly trend is societally & economically unsustainable.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 26, 2019
We can’t simply accept the cliché that “journalism is dying.”
Journalism will only die if we choose not to fight for it - and if journalism dies, our democracy will, too.
If you want to read more on the issue of monopolies, anti-trust, corruption, and ways to address it, I recommend checking out @ZephyrTeachout.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 26, 2019
She literally wrote the book on it.
Here's the problem: Look at the mass conglomerate of news outlets. What do they have in common? They all tend to be liberal and the massive, mainstream news outlets, such as CNN, MSNBC, Huffington Post, New York Times, they're all full of liberal propaganda.
Liberals have issues with a "concentration of ownership" because they want the state to own the TV stations and airwaves to "ensure" the press remains free. But how do we know that the freedom of the press would remain? How do we know that journalists wouldn't become an extension of the administration in charge (Hello! Have you seen China?).
The phrase "journalism is dying," is cliche in itself. Journalism isn't dying. It's changing. We've moved away from print newspapers to online. We now have a 24-hour news cycle and never-ending flow of information at our fingertips. How we consume media has changed. How we get our news has changed. We no longer rely on big name newspapers. Instead, we trust our Facebook friends and Twitter followers to share information that they think is pertinent.
Ocazio-Cortez may be on to one thing though: the liberal media complex is dying. The influence and stronghold biased reporters have is dying. People who started as citizen journalists, like James O'Keefe, are exposing the corruption that's taking place. So yes, "journalism" and "democracy" (can someone tell AOC we're a REPUBLIC?!) as she knows it is dying. And it's morphing to better serve the consumer.