The word fakestream is a blend of the words fake and mainstream media (MSM). It is synonymous with the word infoganda (contraction of "information" and "propaganda"). It primarily refers to media outlets which are outwardly reputable, but on closer inspection engage in a lot of lazy journalism, which in the end, ends up producing several inaccuracies. Its derived term fakestreamer can refer to both a consumer of such news, as well as a producer of such news. Agenda-driven mainstream media and the bluepill are near-synonymous terms. As such, a journalist or media conglomerate who disseminates fakestream infoganda is called an infogandist, fakestreamer or even a bluepiller.
The most rigorous proponents of the fakestream media theory consider the editorial boards of MSM (mainstream media) to be totalitarian, pro-censorship of views which deviate from the norm, in favor of or apathetic to repression and government surveillance, has having propaganda as its defining trademark and having a slant in favor of hasbarists, presstitutes and false flaggers as a hallmark requirement for employee recruitment,
Scope[edit | edit source]
MSM includes conventional media outlets, such as: television, newspapers, magazines, news websites and radio broadcasts. The effect that the MSM has on wider society is referred to in the incelosphere as the bluepill, meaning it is manipulative, favors specific agendas, alienates outspoken men through misandry and pigeonholing, portraying incels as a monolithic community even though it is extremely diverse. The media specifically engages in incel accelerationism.
MSM and incels[edit | edit source]
The mainstream media often misses the point as to why Incels are frequently seen angry, because Incels are, in fact, mostly a bunch of unattractive lonely virgin men who are the primary victims of a highly Gynocentric and Hypergamic society, where the heavily stimulated sexual liberation of women caused them to often flock exclusively to highly attractive men and to depart away from monogamy.
The media, pandering to feminism, also often vilanizes men with low SMV who approach women under the allegation of "sexual harrassment"; A tactic that is being noticed by the manosphere because Chads are regularly exempted from those criticisms.
Incel erasure/male disposability[edit | edit source]
One of the main reasons why the MSM is unreliable is its adoption of one of the core bluepill tenets: male disposability. Blatant examples of this bluepilled misandrist propaganda is in its language-use wherein the MSM systematically engages in incel-erasure and romanticism of reverse rapists (i.e. female rapists). For example, if a woman engages in an act of rape, it is called "having sex" or "having an affair". When a man does the exact same thing, he is called variations of "monster", "beast" or simply "rapist". Is this not evidence that the MSM is misandrist? Is this not evidence that the MSM is androphobic? Is this not evidence that the MSM is phallophobic? Why are female crimes romanticized whereas male crimes are portrayed as wicked? I'll tell you why this happens. Its because women have a womb, and a womb is more valuable than what men possess, i.e. sperm. Its for the same reason as why gold is more valuable than brass. They are both metals so why do people differentiate? Its because there's more brass in the world than gold; similarly, sperm is in much more plentiful supply than the female egg. Its called male disposability. Male problems are ignored. Male problems are no big deal and as such are swept under the carpet by the bluepilled media.
Inceldom is a problem that primarily effects men. Because it mostly affects men rather than women, it is similarly swept under the carpet by the bluepilled MSM. This can be seen in incel erasure practises by the MSM. Take for instance whenever there's an inquiry regarding the rise in sexlessness. In order to disambiguate from volitional practices such as sexual abstinence, the MSM continued to use the terms such as involuntary celibacy or inceldom during the 2000s and early 2010s in a neutral and studious tone. For example, MSM sources such as ABC Online did as such as late as 2014, New York Times in 2009 or Huffington Post and Jezebel in 2013. But something changed by the mid-2010s when it was discovered that inceldom was (mostly) a male problem, not a gender-neutral one. All of a sudden, the tone surrounding discussion about involuntary celibacy no longer had an objective tone. Henceforth, the bluepilled MSM decided that involuntary celibacy would only be discussed in a nefarious light. Male married men have committed far more acts of violence, whether domestic or otherwise than their incel counterparts. Yet issues facing male wedders do not face erasure by the MSM. So why the incel-erasure? Thats because the bluepilled MSM tenet of male disposability dictates that issues that mainly affect males, such as inceldom, should be swept under the carpet lest it challenges the bluepill narrative that men are privileged in western society.
Financial bankruptcy[edit | edit source]
The digital MSM lately likes to elevate people that are extremely controversial because they took out too many loans and are trying to pay it off with clickbait. There's also a general death-spiral for most large digital news outlets going on, where news is either decentralized or just on peoples Facebook feeds, so legacy media is losing money.
So to make money, they legacy media has become desperate and corrupt, running outrageous and unthoughtful news stories and op-eds. Feigning outrage about things and then giving free publicity to the people they pretend to be outraged about. This phenomena may have been the largest contributor to the rise of various things the media claims to be upset about.
Hyperbolism trend[edit | edit source]
As of the 21st century, the revenues of the MSM (mainstream media) are under threat from all sides. Less people are buying newspapers in print form. Newspapers in non-print form, such as online news, are also increasingly under threat with less people visiting them. These news outlets also increasingly are having to compete with non-traditional forms of news, such as by bloggers or vloggers. Furthermore, due to an increasing mistrust of the MSM, the MSM now also has to compete with alternative media. This has had a knock-on effect as due to the fall in eyeballs, company advertisers are less willing to splash the cash on column space; as such revenue from advertisers has also dropped.
All the aforementioned factors has led to the MSM taking drastic measures to attempt to lure more eyeballs to the writings of their journalists. One of the most controversial strategies employed by the MSM to keep people interested in their publications is the advent of hyperbolism. Hyperbolic statements include those intended to shock the audience, to intrigue them, or to create agitation and fear. Hyperbolism and sensationalism was previously restricted to the tabloid newspaper format, although increasingly, the broadsheet newspaper format has followed in the footsteps of tabloids in its embrace of hyperbolism.
The main downside in the hyperbole media revenue-generating tactic has been the loss of accuracy. Some of these inaccuracies can be blamed on intentional misrepresentation, but other inaccuracies may be due to the loss of editorial boards due to financial costs of maintaining them. As such there are increasing calls among frequenters in the manosphere to boycott the MSM (mainstream media).
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
Bluepill • Bluepillsplaining • Prove the Incel Wrong! • Cyanpill • Fakestream • Oofy doofy theory • Confidence • Personality • PUA • Inceldom denialism • Broad-brusher • Individual solution reductionists