Comparing the risk of discussing media in a Communism nation like Viet Nam to Trump’s tactics on American press, I think the scenario of one day Donald Trump insulting me on Twitter due to this post has a lower rate than facing the troubles I might have for the latter option.
Of all countries, media in the US seems to be the most liberal and democrat, or that’s what people say that makes the media here so popular to the world. I’m sure that most people living on this planet have heard of at least one radio or newspaper of America, such as CNN or NYtimes, or else you must have no media platforms to access.
Now Trump is on the throne of the USA. Under his dynasty, does the press in America have the freedom of speech? Honestly, though I don’t study American history, I feel like the US’s news has never been this “liberal” like ever before. Just look at CIA’s attempt few decades ago, bribing and threatening editorial offices to broadcast news to serve the authority’s manipulation citizens.
So does that mean Trump’s administration stops shaping citizens’ views? Of course not. After time, the old back- seat trick CIA used has become too commonplace and “sweat”. Trump’s method is effortlessly active and more effective, by not controlling media at all. By saying so, he creates a parallel universe of disinformation full of distortion and dependence on decision-making, where the authenticity of the news doesn’t matter anymore but the news itself. It’s an unexpected smart move from whom looks like a sugar daddy rather than a politician to play the card “gaslighting” splendidly, which makes people disbelieve everything and believe anything he produces as if he was Hermes delivering news to gods. It’s ironic that it sounds so right you shouldn’t believe the media 100% but it’s not so wrong to believe the words of a man-of-no-honor without any evidence.
Like most people, I don’t completely trust the sources I find. I try my best to gather information from different sources which provide convincing proof to readers, though I know they are somehow influenced by less or more. I don’t too expect the uninfluenced, but to avoid it as much as possible to be mind-independent. It’s better to explore on your own and be cautious rather than believing immediately anything at first sight (unlike this girl).
*Note: Well, about the title, I guess it can inspire the name of the next published book in 4 years by Trump “My days in White House: How to govern America via Twitter? (tactics you just need to learn in 1 day to succeed)” :3
Btw, I hope 1 day Trump calls my name and says that I’m fake news since everything he says is wrong seems so right 🙂
Mentioning that, should I tag him in this post on Twitter? I mean he might not read but who knows anyway?
1 more thing: I changed the post after I had let my best friend read it and she said it didn’t reflect me because it lacks of salt lol. At first I was afraid my poor English might seem ridiculous if I try to be sarcastic or funny and I cared too much about fitting the word length. But well since this way makes me feel more comfortable and not many people visit my site so I don’t care.