just a very short blog entry.
>>The original Volksempfänger VE301 model was presented on August 18, 1933 at the 10. Große Deutsche Funkausstellung in Berlin. The VE301 was available at a readily affordable price of 76 German Reichsmark (equivalent to two weeks' average salary), and a cheaper 35 Reichsmark model (which was even sold on instalment plan ), the DKE38 (sometimes called Goebbels-Schnauze – "Goebbels' snout" – by the general public) fitted with a multisection tube, was also later produced, along with a series of other models under the Volksempfänger, Gemeinschaftsempfänger, KdF (Kraft durch Freude), DKE (Deutscher Kleinempfänger) and other brands.<<source: Wikipedia
Back in the 1930s commercial radio was just about 10 years old, when it was taken over by the propaganda division of the Nazi regime.
They used a very popular invention in order to spread their propaganda. Initially the equipment to receive 'the Fuehrer's voice' was quite expensive, so they mass produced,cheaper models with the goal to supply every household with the daily dose of their Fuehrer's and his talented speaker Goebbels' hypnotic messages.
The message was spoken into a microphone, either recorded or transmitted live , and went in the listener's ear without any context or remarks by journalists. As if the person addressed was standing next to the speaker without any other persons in the room which could object to this or that argument, tell a slightly different or even a contrasting story. Without any other facts or opinions present and without a good education that would enable the recipient to detect any falsehood and/or contradictions in the speaker's address, that person will get easily convinced that the speaker is right and the claims he/she made are factual and correct.
German radio was just about 10 years old, a teenager, but it's 2017 and television is around since 60+ years. Television is broadcasting politician's speeches live.
Recently perhaps with additional subtitling and/or a sign language translator which is clearly a technical improvement. We are living in the age of the Internet and new television sets are now 'home media centers' which can connect to the Internet.
However, politicians's speeches are transmitted almost exactly the way as some 80 years ago, without 'live fact checking', although it's technically possible to retrieve stored information (text/data/video/audio) on any topic mentioned in a speech and its technically possible to add additional information on those 32" and bigger screens.
Bloomberg TV and other channels are combining live TV with additional data for years now.
It's even easier when TV sets are connected to the Internet to combine live broadcasts with additional factual information, not just subtitles. It's technically possible to show archived footage of politicians' older statements or to display text, data or info-graphics which indicate that claims made by the politician are not entirely correct, half-truths or outright fantasy.
Trump: "Black homeownership just hit the highest level it has ever been in the history of our country."— PolitiFact (@PolitiFact) December 14, 2017
PolitiFact: https://t.co/yxvcDe1W2l pic.twitter.com/G29UnIYMJV
That would be perhaps the future of television.
Currently however, if viewers are lucky, a lengthy speech is analysed by journalists and/or political pundits after the event, but how many people, except nerds, have switched channels by then ?
Not only would this journalistic addition make fact checking on the fly easier for viewers, but it would also improve national security by making it harder to tell 'foreign narratives' convincingly by skilled actors.
Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV [Wikipedia]