The Decline of the Media and the News

Big Money, the weakness of politicians, and the failure of education has led to a decline in the general quality of the media, both in the culture it promotes and most significantly in its coverage. Big Money either owns the media directly, or influences it indirectly, bending the media to its will, through advertising. Today, when I watch the news and read the papers, I am seized by a profound boredom. I can see clearly the change. The media is no longer independent, they are taking orders, directives, and predetermined position. It is the same almost everywhere.

Big Money dominates politics, politics dominates the news, the news dominates the public with its rigidity and partiality.

The public is beginning to catch on, and their views on the media are changing. Yet a great majority, unfortunately, still fail to see or to care. They continue to follow blindly what they are told.


Fortunately, there is the Internet, where independent journalists and blogs are working to lift the veil, to present a more complete and honest picture behind the events that shape our world.

by  Prince Michael of Greece