Sustained Moral Panic

Sustained Moral Panic: The Weapon of a Dying News Media

Though often used to describe years-long processes of society-wide concern, moral panics in and of themselves are relatively volatile and short-lived. They can only last as long as the media and policy-makers can hold the public’s attention; but when multiple topics of concern are connected together under an umbrella of politics or ideology, a sustained moral panic can be carried out for years.

Censorship and Manufactured Consent

Censorship, a Tool of the Media Trusts

It’s not just about abortion, it’s about the next 20 years. Twenties and Thirties it was the role of government, Fifties and Sixties it was civil rights. The next two decades it’s gonna be privacy. I’m talking about the Internet.…

The Media & White Supremacy: A Love Story

The Media & White Supremacy: A Mutually-Beneficial Relationship

News outlets across the country have dedicated themselves in the last two weeks to broadcasting and publishing daily articles in condemnation of President Trump, the “alt-right”, and today’s Unite the Right rally. But despite their harsh words, the common enemy…