Why Niche Content exists: How the coverage of the New Zealand terrorist attack exposes the problems of traditional media coverage.
It never ceases to amaze me: the predictability of the responses by certain groups and individuals when a major event occurs.
This is especially true of mass media, and the terrorist attack (regardless of the background of the perpetuator, that is what this act was and admitted to be by the person who committed it) in New Zealand this past Friday was no exception: CNN and their fellow deranged brethren at MSNBC immediately began using the event to advocate for more gun control and performed some amazing mental gymnastics to blame it on President Trump, because leftists all over the country believe Trump is a fascist and supports White Nationalists. As a part of the accusations of support for White Nationalism against President Trump, were the renewed, and factually false, claims of there being an increase in ‘hate crimes’ against Muslims in general, but particularly in the USA.
All of this would be entertaining, in the least, if not for the obvious division it is causing within our country.
Meanwhile Fox News latched onto the first “hero” that was discovered, and used that persons courage in defense of CNN and MSNBC’s predictable attacks on guns. I often wonder whether or not this type of predatory behavior is worse than that of CNN, MSNBC and others, but typically it is in response to actions taken by left wing media outlets (storytellers) first.
This instance was egregious on the part of Fox News who chose a clickbait, emotionally charged headline immediately following the event for the lead on their website, versus the purely journalistic one they should have lead with were they really trying to be “fair and balanced”. In addition, many of those “on the right” continued their horribly hypocritical movement of refusing to propagate the name and/or ‘manifesto’-should one be published-of the person behind the attack: this type of censorship is little different than that which political leftists are utilizing on social media platforms to silence so called conservative views.
This young man was clearly troubled by something-something to the point that he was willing to commit mass murder, in an effort to promote terror and get his point across. Silencing his words, prevents us from learning why and what it was that drove him to so much hate.Even worse about the coverage of this attack is that mass media willingly chose to cover this massacre over a simultaneous one that occurred in Nigeria, but in the Nigerian attack Christians were the victims, not Muslims. The lack of equal coverage is just another straw breaking the backs of Americans and their “trust” towards news coverage by mainstream media outlets…
The over all media coverage of the terrorist attack in New Zealand was predictable, and it exemplifies one of the reasons why Niche Content was created: to show an informative path through the overwhelming amount of misrepresentations, and oftentimes out right falsehoods, that are propagated by so called mainstream media outlets-from both major political parties, and any others that may gain some power.It is the intent, and hope, of Niche Content, that our format and opinions provide a way too see through today’s media driven propaganda.