The Rise of Independent Media Like 0 Twitter Naomi S. Gobern Follow Aug. 4, 2016, 4:40 p.m. in News Views: 1245 Like us on facebook Check out this disturbing video below.If you think the above cartoon is a stretch of the current media climate, think again. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jH8dejYGa5A Why do news reporters rely on scripts? Well, that would be because the mainstream media that many have come to rely on for news are actually controlled by a few elite owners and governmental entries pushing out stories as a form of propaganda to the masses. Unfortunately, this disordered infiltration of outside influences formulates many of these news reports that are strategically scripted and used as a medium to promote specific agendas. Currently, six media giants-Comcast, The Walt Disney Company, Twenty-First Century Fox, Time Warner, Viacom, and DirecTV -control the majority of what viewers watch on TV and in movies, listen to on the radio and read in books, newspapers, and magazines. According to Ben Bagdikian, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, and author of the New Media Monopoly and their handful of conglomerates form a cartel that wields enough influence to affect U.S. politics and define social values. Almost thirty years ago, before these massive mergers occurred, over 50 corporations owned nearly all of the American media. Hence, many of these small group of controlled media platforms now exist as propaganda powerhouses.Today, however despite aggressive attempts to sway public opinion with the identical rhetoric, misrepresented as news, is leading millions to conclude that the mainstream media and these colossal media giants do not exist to objectively tell the truth. Therefore, many viewers have developed a distrust of mainstream media news and many are opting in towards alternative independent news outlets to gather their information. Now more than ever mainstream media is experiencing a steady decrease in influence over the populous with the resurrection of free market independent media sugaring in popularity. Today's independent media landscape continues to grow at an alarming speed as people have become more disgruntled about mainstream reporting and entertainment. With 24/7 Internet access to websites or blogs, often offering groundbreaking journalism, news hubs like Drudge Report, and many other grassroots perspectives offer alternative views that appear in original articles and blogs.These independent outlets include online radio, Youtube Channels, newspapers, "citizen journalists" using social media outlets to convey real-time stories. Independent media outlets allow for an expansion from one-sided views to revealing people's perspectives and positive expectations for the future to a wider growing audience of intrigued viewers. Independent media radio host and co-founder of New Dimensions Radio, Justine Willis Toms said his guest exclaim "how refreshing it is to speak in depth and at length. Mainstream media constantly present sound bites.. said, Toms. "Independent media have broken away from dependence on the moneyed interests holding tight reigns on the news and information they publish.Because listener-supported, public radio is free to explore a wide range of timely and timeless topics," he said. In these times individual liberty is consistently attacked and the role of big government is becoming increasingly intrusive on personal behavior.Journalism is no different from this oppressive oversight by outside entities and monetary powerhouses in these modern times. Those that do not go lock and step as a mouthpiece for propaganda are often ostracized from mainstream journalism circles and discarded from major mainstream media affiliations as well. Many have suggested real mainstream independent journalism is dead, yet hope is on the horizon for journalism to restore its tainted image and regain its integrity and freedom once again. It seems independent news outlets are on the rise and gradually seems to be gaining momentum in influence. This emergence of alternative independent news sources can be signs that reflect the public increasing dissatisfaction with mainstream media's questionable rhetoric. This disruptive consolidation by corporate entities over media news currently reflects a form of informational tyranny associated more closely with oppressive forms of totalitarianism/fascist like propaganda strategies. More People need to become aware of the massive controlled mainstream media network that is strategically set up to dilute originality and independence in journalism. Hopefully, Independent news outlets will continue to increase and combat this form of polarized tyranny and governmental tampering in journalism. 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