“I think what the media and news DOES talk about is what’s palatable with gay rights. What’s digestible for straight people and maybe non-gay people, non gender diverse people. What we do talk about is how we have equal rights which is not true. We are constantly being compromised. And I think gay people like myself, we are the last people to be considered in the equity movement.”
“[The media doesn’t talk about] how bad the homeless population is. We see it. No one talks about. I try to feed the homeless every single chance chance I get. I’m guilty of walking past them I feel guilty when I have nothing to give. But they don’t focus on the homeless. They’re humans too they just got bad luck in life. But they need help. Everyone needs help.”
“ [The Media doesn’t talk about ] what people do behind closed doors. The really sore topics. The obvious things that are going on right now you know racism, all this bigotry going on, we should get them a big broom because all they do is brush stuff under the rug. That’s how it’s gonna be. Media is mainstream. I work in media so I know. There’s things that we can talk about, like right now but the moment a media outlet addresses it, it becomes a complete sh*t show. "
“ I see a big insurgence lately of women getting divorce. And I think, you know with the #metoo movement and all this stuff I think women are like, I don’t need to stay in marriages that are terrible. And I have to say, the more and more these women are getting empowered, I think this empowerment movement that’s going on, they are getting the confidence to, you know, hold their lives by themselves and raise a family and co-parent. And they don’t have to stay in these situations."
“I feel like they [the media] don’t touch base on helping out other people. Helping out the people that are in need. And they only focus on crime and don’t talk about what’s actually good.”
“I think [the media needs to talk about] a holistic picture of all aspects of the political system. So when a country focuses on one part and deletes the rest or other perspectives then that makes it very skewed. Which means that you’re riling up the whole entire nation for a purpose and that can create prejudice or other kind of misunderstanding overseas as well.”
“I think the media doesn’t talk enough about how many people are losing their homes on a daily basis. Regular people. People who go from working one day and are living pay check to paycheck and have an accident at their jobs or they get sick or have something happened to them where they aren’t able to go to work then they get fired. They have a house payment and have kids and the next thing you know they go from one month everything is fine to the next and there’s no options for them."
“What’s interesting to me is the disconnect in messages depending on who is reporting what. Multiple outlets will report the same event, and how you feel about what happened depends on where you learned of it. I suppose in many ways that’s always been the case, but we haven’t always been able to share reactions across the world so quickly, which then make it onto other people’s newsfeeds, spurring reactions to reactions."
“I’ve never understood why the media doesn’t work more towards bringing people together. As grateful as I am for having unlimited information at our fingertips, I feel there’s never any attempts at trying to get people to think and react rationally. It’s all about getting a big reaction rather than getting the real story out. I always find myself having to do my own research and trying to go directly to the source because we live in such a click-bait society. The media is title driven."