originally posted by: and14263
a reply to: DJW001
I'm asking WHY this is news.
That is indeed the question.
There IS an agenda, and someone does call the shots, and wants certain stories (and certain types of stories) run. To what end does it serve, why some
I stopped watching the news except for the occasional local news. I don't care what pundits or reporters think, and I don't care about their opinions.
I want the facts, so I can form my own opinions. Sometimes, one needs to read between the lines, and one must read as many sources as possible. Too
many times it appears that people ONLY get their news from Fox, or MSNBC, or Breitbart, etc, and their opinions and posts reflect those things.
I got sick and tired of the Caitlyn Jenner crap. That's all I saw on Twitter for days from every single news organization while so many other things
were happening. Congrats to he/she but I just got sick of it being constantly in my face.
When I used to watch World News in the evening: THAT was the Number one story of the night/day when there are so many other (IMO more important)
things going on??? Give me a freakin' break.
Same reason 24/7 news sucks: They HAVE to constantly fill the airwaves with *something* so they run things into the ground and create fake
controversies. I've noticed that for the past few days, all the Tweets from Anderson Cooper are all about the NY escape, but there's nothing NEW
there: it's showing flora in the woods, and explaining how a dog smells, and a bunch of other BS.
You mentioned police brutality and corruption in your OP; I personally focus on that because it's a problem that truly concerns me, for our country's
sake. I don't let the media control what I think, but I do like to become aware.
Gay marriage, well good, they deserve it. Don't shove it down my throat. Anti-gay marriage people. Stop shoving your hate and discrimination down my
But every journalist has what *he or she* thinks is important, and they all have bosses who dictate what should be covered and run.
This is why true journalism is, in many ways, dying. That's what I wanted to bring back into media: ethics and integrity, since it's becoming so
Bottom line: It's become a distraction instead of supply of information. It's become a tool.
edit on 26-6-2015 by Liquesence because: (no reason given)