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Good profits from bad news: How Kennedy assassination helped make network TV news wealthy

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By Michael J Socolow

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“If it bleeds, it leads” is a famous industry catchphrase

The fact that journalists and their employers make money from troubling events 

Some people, jobs or industries just make profit from other pain and misery. In fact they're making living from it.

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That's an interesting article.

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sakurasukiToday 07:29 am JST

“If it bleeds, it leads” is a famous industry catchphrase

The fact that journalists and their employers make money from troubling events 

Some people, jobs or industries just make profit from other pain and misery. In fact they're making living from it.

In this case it is very important people be informed so I have no problem with it.

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the 1960s would end up launching the hyper-commercial media world we live in today.

It seems like most of the wrong things in the world started in the 60s.

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People stayed home from school, and stayed home from work, and watched the TV in shock.

Perhaps we are unable to commit to common sense gun laws because we are hooked on watching terrible news?

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MSM distracts from bigger things.

Who was behind this, and why, is not commonly known, even today.

Real journalism, is rare.

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