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The Media Sucks

I had to search for information about the Colorado wildfire outside of Denver in which two people have died, because the M$M is more interested in ‘the important stories’.

What’s important? Apparently some pilot lost it on a commercial flight and had to be subdued. The Health care law is being argued in the Supreme Court, with no decision due until this summer. Oh, and there are new leaks in the Trayvon Martin case that must be analyzed, while being sure not to come to any conclusions about anything.

There are all kinds of things going on in the world, but you can’t tell if you use the major US media outlets. If a story requires sending an actual reporter out to a location other than New York, Los Angeles, or Atlanta, you are better off watching the social media for news.

4 comments

1 cookie jill { 03.28.12 at 2:54 am }

Our local news thought that a long puff piece on “Dancing with the Stars” was “newsworthy”

2 Bryan { 03.28.12 at 9:36 pm }

My Mother’s friends watch that show and take it very seriously, so my Mother checked it out and wasn’t exactly impressed. She didn’t think that most of the roster would have been noticed at a high school dance. She likened it to watching someone taking dancing lessons, rather than professionals dancing.

I am more convinced every day that not watching televisions keeps my mind active and aware.

3 Steve Bates { 03.28.12 at 11:03 pm }

Now if they had done a piece on the Supreme Court’s “Dancing with the Stare Decisis,” that might have been worth watching…

4 Bryan { 03.28.12 at 11:32 pm }

While I appreciate the word play, the problem with stare decisis is when the precedent is applied in ‘novel’ ways, like the Citizens United ruling, and corporate personhood in general.

Once judges start making analogies no one knows what they will come up with or what they will use as a ‘precedent’ when they attempt to make their decision seem at least marginally logical.