reply to post by pavil
I know you're not addressing me but I have an opinion about this. (Big surprise)
You're right. This has been slowly developing for years. When I was a kid, the news was truly impartial. But that's been many, many years ago.
It's been slowly moving from news to entertainment. Whatever sells. The sensational. This is the way it is.
People want to be stimulated. Excited. We have absolutely everything we want at our fingertips (by design) and we're bored. The television
corporations know this. They are masters at manipulation. They know they need to do more than tell us what's going on or we'll get bored and turn
the channel. They need to reach out and grab us. They are advertising agencies.
Given that that's the way it is, it is our responsibility (I believe) to realize that what we hear is NOT the Truth. It's a jazzed up,
sensationalized version of slanted and spun entertainment that resembles something that might have some truth in it.
If John McCain represented "change" from what we've been experiencing over the past 7 years, HE would be the media "darling" because that would
sell. He doesn't. He represents the SOT (Same old thing). People want something new and shiny and different. So, the media, in the form of
"entertainews", gives us what we want to see.
And Obama also gives us what we want. New, shiny and different. He knows that's what he needs to represent (regardless of the truth) to get the
nation behind him.
The "news" channels are actually about the same as the reality shows. In that they sell. They're not real, they're staged. Their purpose is to
It's our job not to be manipulated.
Can I just say again.... Link TV is the only real news channel left that I know of.
As an aside. I didn't decide to vote for Obama based on the news. Anyone who bases their vote on the representation of these people on the "news"
is making a HUGE mistake! I wasn't even watching the news when I decided for whom to vote. The reasons I decided to vote for Obama was because of
what I read on the various sources on the Internet. Pro and Con
. I researched and researched. I read Michelle's thesis.
Barack's State Senate history, his voting record, his biography. THEN I started watching the networks to see their take and I was delighted to see
that MSNBC was the Obama show!
I already liked him, now I could watch his reality programming. And I still check in with FOX, too. Just
yesterday, I watched a show on FOX.
News is no longer news. IT'S UP TO US.