Negative News Titles Have Become Dependable Clickbait

Dr. John Reizer

There is a saying in the world of journalism that speaks volumes about the power negative news has over people.

“If it bleeds it leads!” is the saying. In other words, if there is s a negative story title out there, people are more likely to click on the article than if it was a positive one.

I have been writing blog articles on different platforms for well over a decade. My experiences have demonstrated that negative news information is much more appealing content for readers than positive stories.

We have all grown up in a world dominated by negative news stories broadcast by mainstream media corporations. Our brains have been conditioned through time to crave negativity.

I was reading mainstream and alternative news articles yesterday. I didn’t find much in the way of positive content. It’s all negative stuff — doom and gloom.

Murder, war, financial collapse, natural and unnatural disasters, organized criminal activities, government corruption, and a plethora of other negative subjects are the things occupying our thoughts and states of mind.

For our entertainment, we often tune into the unfortunate life happenings of celebrities. We do not seem to have enough negativity in our personal lives to keep us happy, so we often feel the need to seek out and watch the dysfunctional lifestyles of others.

After years of studying the Earth game, it’s pretty clear to me that the few who control the many want the vast majority of people to embrace negativity and live in constant fear.

All news organizations in the mainstream are controlled and run by the global powers that be or a very select few. It’s obvious to anyone paying attention that the controlling powers want humanity bathing in an unending sea of media negativity.


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4 thoughts on “Negative News Titles Have Become Dependable Clickbait

  1. lhakes12 September 15, 2022 / 11:56 am

    “If it bleeds it leads.” I hadn’t heard that one, John. But how accurate. We are drawn to tragedy that is happening in world, and in the movies we watch, too.
    And that is provided to us regularly through the MSM. We are being bombarded by negative energy every which way we turn.
    And it does seem like people are being conditioned to seek out and embrace that same energy.
    And the new generation barely knows anything else. They would find the good old shows such as Andy Griffith, Leave it to Beaver, Little House on the Prairie and many more to be quite slow and boring. I personally loved those good feel shows. I don’t like most of what is being shown on TV today.
    I also think that people are drawn to these negative stories because seeing others suffering makes their own lives not seem so bad. And people feel a kinship with those who are as miserable as they are.
    “Misery loves company!”

    But if you like an inspirational true story, there is a movie called, “Hacksaw Ridge” that will surely touch your heart. I was in awe as to what that man had accomplished. The manner in how he saved so many lives and how he managed to survive himself is miraculous!
    Positive energy can draw in hope and optimism!


    • Dr. John Reizer September 15, 2022 / 12:04 pm

      All great sharing points, Lisa! I loved those old shows as well. I remember as a kid watching Andy Griffith and Barney. Those were better times in the Matrix! 🤣

      I will check out the movie.


  2. Kenneth T. September 15, 2022 / 8:24 pm

    I love good (positive) news — but its few and far in-between… almost nonexistent

    • Dr. John Reizer September 15, 2022 / 8:30 pm

      Ain’t that the truth, Kenneth!

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