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Comment on Polarization and provocation by Graham Mulligan

I once sat in a crowded session of school administrators listening to a communications specialist tell us how the media journalists (print, radio and television) seek to frame every story as a conflict. The duality of antagonist and protagonist sets up the interest in the story. Without this the story will sink to the back pages or not get told at all. Your suggestion of a fourth element in the misinformation tidewater is accurate, the ‘pundit/trolls’ masquerading as journalists drive the sale of corporate media.