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Former Twitter CEO says CNN Tried to 'Create Conflict' in Ferguson

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It has long been understood that the mainstream media needs us to be angry for them to survive.  They exploit our emotional response to the world at large by spinning and amplifying and spinning the news again, always with a clever cliffhanger to keep us watching through the commercials.

And nothing pays these infotainment industry bills like live violence, beamed into our homes from riots and sieges the nation over.

But at what point does the industry stop acting as a reactionary recording and begin to seek out more reliable results and ratings?  Former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has an idea about that.

In a thread about CNN and false news, Dorsey said, “I know this from being on the streets of Ferguson during the protests and watching them try to create conflict and film it causing the protestors to chant ‘f— CNN.’”

His allegations came in response to a thread from CNN chief media correspondent Brian Stelter, who said “Tucker Carlson is always selling the same thing” in reference to an analytical piece in The Washington Post that said the Fox News host was “selling doubt.”

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“And you all are selling hope?” Dorsey asked in response, starting a conversation that led to his Ferguson claims.

Dorsey ins’t telling us something that we didn’t already know, at least figuratively, but his prescient and specific examples seem to cut through some of the murky morality of CNN’s maneuvers in a way that could cause Americans to finally take notice.

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As a lifelong advocate for the dream promised us in the Constitution, Andrew West has spent his years authoring lush prose editorial dirges regarding America's fall from grace and her path back to prosperity. When West isn't railing against the offensive whims of the mainstream media or the ideological cruelty that is so rampant in the US, he spends his time seeking adventurous new food and fermented beverages, with the occasional round of golf peppered in.