What is the economics behind the daemonization

Post democracy?

Democracy is not possible without functioning media. There is resistance against tendencies towards post-democratic devaluation such as the increase in concentration and conformism, which shows constructive development potential.


"Freedom of expression is a farce when information about the facts is not guaranteed."
Hannah Arendt

As the British political scientist Colin Crouch emphasizes, the decline of democratic processes, together with the strengthening of structurally privileged elites and the associated reduction in egalitarian disputes, cannot be blamed solely on the mass media - even if it can certainly be attributed to the growing importance of professional ones public relations (PR) attaches an important role. [1] PR-controlled communication succeeds better and better in drawing attention to secondary scenes and thus covering up important challenges and central problems of democracy. [2]

Of course, it is initially not to be blamed on the media, often idealized as the "fourth estate", if they are used as a vehicle by lobbyists, PR managers and Spin Doctors chosen and clamped. [3] However, many journalists do not seem to be critical of this problem: [4] When an important element of parliamentary democracy - the election campaign - is contested by "competing teams of professional PR experts", who may still be charismatic representatives of the Building up the "elite" makes politics a spectacle of little substance that should actually be exposed and exposed by a functioning "fourth power". [5]