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  •  And look at the context in which TV news (2+ / 0-)
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    is presented. It is surrounded on both sides by ads for (mostly) corporate clients, that use sophisticated methods of psychological manipulation to induce  faux-realities in the minds of viewers. These various faux-realities inevitably bleed (psychologically) into the newscasts themselves, so that at times it becomes difficult to distinguish between what is news and what is a commercial.

    At times there is little difference at all. In both cases the viewers are being covertly manipulated to achieve a pre-set psychological disposition.

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