posted on Nov, 2 2007 @ 06:08 PM
It's quite simple, in my opinion. The general public is, quite frankly, stupid. The general public is also quite apathetic towards things like wars
in countries they have never been to, and probably couldn't even find on a map. These type of people, however, are the most numerous in society and,
by and large, are interested in a lot of things that just don't matter, like what Paris is wearing or what boy Lindsay made out with, or Britney's
latest marriage problems. The news channels show what the majority of their audience wants, just like the sports channel show hockey and football,
the scifi channel shows star trek reruns, and the home shopping channel tries to sell you stuff. I think it comes down to marketing and economics.
If a news channel reported on events that mattered, most people would go to the competitors to get the low-down on the latest celebrity gossip.
I'm not sure that it is intended as mass distraction, but that's what it is. In other words, I'm not sure whether the media is providing this crap
because the people want it of their own choice, or whether the people want it because the media conditions them to want it.
I never, ever use a TV to get the news. I'd much rather go to a newspaper or the internet where I can pick and choose to read the stories that
matter, and get multiple viewpoints, rather than wade through all the crap that I just don't care about.
If these 'bad girls' do something really bad, like kill somebody, okay, that's news, but I really don't care if they are in rehab for the tenth
time or sleeping around with everyone they can, or got into a car accident or whatever, any more than I care what some average joe in New York or
Tokyo or London is doing.