"...media outlets are part of an industry that produces the information stream. That information stream is a blend of what will attract the broadest audience and what the industry's clients want to project.... Passive consumers of the information stream no longer get the information they need to be the primary drivers of government accountability....As active consumers, we... engage the information stream and get complete, balanced information on our top priority issues. We use survey techniques to detect new issues and trends in the information stream. We actively assess, rather than passively accept, subtle messages the information stream projects that may be more information marketing than truth. Finally, we contribute our perspective to inform the behaviors of our elected officials. Together, these practices protect us from being misled by the rhetoric that is used to sell information." Accountability Citizenship, by Stephen Tryon, Xlibris (2013)
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Author of Thy King Dumb Come and Accountability Citizenship, Stephen P. Tryon is a businessman and technologist with extensive experience in e-commerce, a retired Soldier, and former Senate Fellow.