ArtSpeak: The Art of Corporate Media Misinformation

Under the false rubric of being “objective,” Corporate Media outlets frequently spread misleading information in much the same way that Surrealist painters distort reality.

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There is little “objective” about the manner in which CNN reports about Michael Cohen’s recent testimony in the civil case brought against former president Donald Trump by New York State’s Attorney General Letitia James. The CNN piece is a disturbing Surrealist work of engineered language that defies reality by pretending to treat seemingly opposing perspectives as equally credible. However, that isn’t the job of news media. The news media should report the facts as they happen in the setting they are collected from. Objectively understood, this story is a devastating series of events for Donald Trump and his legal team that should not have been reworked by CNN. What CNN has done is make an attempt to appease all potential demographics and dissenting opinions by creating a distorted account of events and perspectives that are not inherently equal in weight of the supporting facts.

The fact that the Attorney General’s legal team effectively clarified Michael Cohen’s response during redirected questioning — a response which was elicited during a line of what were arguably legally inappropriate questions by Donald Trump’s attorneys — makes all the fake drama CNN implies moot. None of the supposed controversy inherent in the text of the story makes any functional difference since there was no “ah ha moment” that arose from the exchanges. The judge in case saw directly through Trump’s attorneys’ theatrics, and ruled against them. Their piece is not objective reporting. It’s Surrealist theater.

As Artists, we symbolically “paint” the world that we live in. It doesn’t matter what mode of creative expression we employ (“painting” is only one of many forms…

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