Is what the media does best. Multibillion dollar companies set the pace for the daily onslaught.
They use anecdotes and drum up ancient fears of the unknown.
They abandon science for emotional appeals.
They set an agenda for a certain view and persecute the opposition.
They work to create demand for products and cottage industries that do no good.
Fear sells like greed does. The media is the intersection of both.
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