Tabloid newspapers are the only type of newspaper that is managing to stay afloat – and even grow – in today’s modern media landscape. And that is a very worrying trend.
You see, tabloids don’t care about the news as such. They don’t care about reporting events accurately, they don’t care about being unbiased and independent, they don’t care about thoroughness and clarity.
In fact, tabloids care about the exact opposite: disinformation, innuendo, manipulation, and lies. The general public knows and understands this. People seem keenly aware that the news as reported by tabloids is, simply stated, wrong.
So the continued growth of the tabloid news industry reveals a telling aspect of modern society: people stopped caring. We’ve stopped caring about the truth, we’ve stopped caring about getting the proper facts before we form our own opinions, we’ve stopped caring about accuracy in the news we consume.
Instead we’d rather get ready-made opinions, no matter how wrong and ill-informed, that we can then spout off to our friends, relatives, and cabbies everywhere.
Tabloid news is a symptom of the ever-downwards spiral of human intellect. Its continued growth is testimony to the failures of our modern society.