book review from 2013 would not be time and again among
the "most viewed" article in the Guardian.
The continuing newspaper crisis confirms an undercurrent
trend. Lots of people hate the media, the way they operate,
and are frustrated. Whether the media crisis takes an even
sharper turn or not depends on if people react, are
consequential and cut back on their news consumption.
Or if they continue consuming and resign to their frustration.
One of the bad habits and strategies of the media are
click baiting, or inciting to "rage clicks" with controversial
topics, hated persons and political issues. A really rare article
from 2012 gives an honest insight into this strategy, sharing that
dirty secret. A lot more could be written, admitted and confessed
to the reading public who are kept in a permanent state of
outrage and anger, supposed to react to any red flag presented
like the bull in a bull fight. Needless to say that the reader
gets nowhere, is just his time, submitting to the "learned
helplessness", and is likely to have a hard time economically.