THE EXTINCT TRIBE
Martin Gurri, journalist and analyst wrote:
“The press lost its monopoly on news when the Internet democratized info. To save its business model, it pivoted from journalism into tribalism. The new role of the press is not to inform its readers but to confirm what they already believe.”
If we listen to and watch someone or something that we already have determined we disagree with… why would we do that? “To confirm what we already believe.” This is kind of crazy. It is really only stroking an ego or a fear that needs to be ‘closed, exclusive and right’ for some sort of determined security.
I must say that theologically Gurri’s comment is also shockingly true: “To save its business model, it pivoted from journalism into tribalism.” That is, from message to survival. A similar form of security: from message to tribalism safety. We can say nothing and say that. Saying nothing is saying that. Being tribal and closed to other messages is to soon be an extinct tribe.
“What I tell you now in the darkness, shout abroad when daybreak comes. What I whisper in your ear, shout from the housetops for all to hear!” Jesus