If you really want to understand the media of today you should read up on the French Reign of Terror led by Robespierre. Having toppled the ruling elite and chopped off the head of the King and Queen, the blood-thirsty mobs began hunting down anyone and anything different than themselves.
72% of them were peasants, not the nobility they had supposedly targeted. They also went on a rampage of burning churches and anything that suited their fancy. Many were beaten by mobs but some were given the benefit of a summary beheaded.
I am certain the media we have in this country would be cheering on Robespierre, who was by all accounts a madman. For nearly 13 months the bloodletting did not let down but they didn't just go after their fellow Frenchmen (Franternity and all that) they also launched wars against other countries.
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