Gray Matter


Mainstream and Social Media Is Way Too Toxic for Me

RT Cunningham | November 23, 2020 (UTC) | Culture

media toxicAlthough I have social media accounts with the likes of Facebook and Twitter, I avoid them as much as possible. Like the fake news being spouted as true by mainstream media, they’re way too toxic for me.

Mainstream Media

What turns me off about mainstream media is that they act like they themselves have more authority than elected officials. They also act like some unelected officials have more authority than those elected. They “air” their stories with that attitude framing everything they report on. And they don’t really report, they opine.

If you try to label me as conservative or liberal, left or right, you’ll be wrong on every count. I’m considered a centrist, in the middle of all that. Whichever way I lean depends solely on me and not the brainwashing tactics of overpaid liars. Let’s take the last presidential election, for example.

The mainstream media declared a winner days before all the votes were tallied. In some cases, they declared a winner (like California) before the vote-counting even started. Whether the asshats can predict the outcome or not doesn’t matter. More than likely, they were trying to get the undecided voters to vote their way.

I don’t watch “the news”, I no longer even read it. Scanning the headlines on a couple of websites is about all I can stomach without saying to myself, “What a load of crap”.

Social Media

I spend as little time on social media as possible. If you’ve never head of Facebook jail or suspended Twitter accounts, you’re either extremely new or you don’t bother with either one. I post items from this blog on them and give holiday and birthday greetings to family and relatives and that’s about it (and only on Facebook).

I have accounts on Instagram and Reddit and I spend very little time on them as well. Regardless of what I’m viewing and where, there’s always one dipshit or another who thinks his or her opinion is more important than anyone else’s. And that opinion is almost always the result of brainwashing. No one can be that stupid naturally.

How I Spend My Time

Whether it matters to you or not, you’re reading this now. I spend most of my time reading technical articles about the Linux operating systems and related products, testing software and watching videos. I try to write things here in between all of that.

The older I get, the more relatives I accumulate. That should be obvious. Nevertheless, they tend to take up a portion of my time, one way or another. I don’t mind most of the time. The youngest, my six-month-old grandson, takes up way more time than he should. Anyway…

Watching mainstream media and participating on social media sites both tend to make me angry in some way. To be honest, I’d rather poke myself in the eye with a sharp stick multiple times than read all the fake news out there.

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