who needs information
Posted in the Johnson City Forum
#1 Aug 28, 2013
Who needs information, when it is entertainment instead of news? Seems to me that since we got 24/7 "News channels", it has become a free for all. Gone are the days of Walter Cronkite just reporting the news (and that's the way it is), now we have analyst, lobbyists, pro and con media whores, and every other type of entertainment beamed in on on our tv screens all day long. The days of the boring yet to the point "Meet the Press" has fallen by the wayside. Back then you could just watch something else. Now we are bombarded with fluffed up news opinions vs: facts. The internet has become a breeding ground for it now. For example, the president makes a 10 minute speech. Then we have to suffer 2 hours of some politician or analyst trying to tell us what we have just heard, and 2 hours of rebuttal from the other side. Some minority thug gets wasted by their own behavior, then we have 1000 slanted stories springing from it. Some rich bastard decides to unilaterally take over a corporation, some goofball gets offended and makes a social issue of some minor thing, some nation declares we are all infidels, etc. I blame 24/7 news for many of our social problems, since it's not really news. It's sick entertainment in a morbid curiosity form. Just think, the media has all day long to maltreat, slant, and embroider the "news". We have a few minutes a day to digest and excrete the fiction from the facts. Wanna blame someone? The all day bought and sold news media is the culpable one. As Mark Twain said, "People who don't read the newspapers are uninformed, those that do are misinformed"!
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