Part 2: What do they do and why does it matter?
Capitalism creates conflicts of interest without any need for overt corruption. Thank you for this excellent piece detailing these dynamics. Competitive newsrooms are under pressure to fill 24-hour cycles, creating the opportunity for police interests to produce content for them under the guise of expertise.
The oil industry did the same thing to underfunded school districts starting in the 70s, offering slick curriculum packages that minimized fossil risks and filled a desperate need for districts and teachers.
This is how "free market capitalism" works. If there is a market for something (e.g. propaganda, favorable legislation, slaves), someone(s) will supply that demand. Lawmakers and journalists never quite seem to be able to bottle it up, because once the industry makes enough money it can make modest investments to thoroughly control the state and the media.
Seems like police publicists must have worked with SF techbros to create & sponsor anti-homeless influencers like Michael Shellenberger and Ana Kasparian?
Now these two creeps have been "rewarded": Shellenberger co-starring in the Twitter Files clown show & Kasparian's interview on the Daily Wire, continuing her role as the Homeless JK Rowling ("I was assaulted by a homeless person so don't blame me for being a virulent bigot against the Poors!! Lock them up!!!")
Thanks for this. Yes news outlets just mouthpieces for the cops. Recently all our local news outlets in San Luis Obispo California simply reprinted or aired the Sheriff’s press release about a teacher they arrested. They named the teacher immediately upon arresting her for alleged child abuse for taking a hairbrush away from a student. So later the real story comes our from the teacher’s union. The student is the child if a deputy. Hence why several deputies in tactical gear came to the school, handcuffed the teacher and arrested her.
What about Dick Wolf and twenty some years of pumping out the copaganda, day in and day out? Now he's pumping up the FBI. It never ends.