Originally Posted by kscherer
How did this word:
: a view or judgment formed about something, not necessarily based on fact or knowledge
Become synonymous* with this one:
: newly received or noteworthy information, esp. about recent or important events
*synonymous: having the same or nearly the same meaning as another word or phrase in the same language
Short Answer: Greed
(gr-ee-d) n. - intense and selfish desire for something, esp. wealth, power, or food.
Long Answer: Anything that improves their news programs' ratings, including half-truths, opinion-as-reporting, and emotional spin, puts more money in their pocket.
Also known as:"They don't give a shit about informing us of actual facts that are put into proper context, so much as doing everything they can to make huge ad revenues, and manipulating our political opinions to favor whichever Washington whores are on their campaign payroll."