I couldn't pass this up with out saying something, and I'm sure most of us agree the media bias at the least points to corruption, if not a
conspiracy of its own. I walked through the breakroom to find the following:
Texting making you stupid...
The comparison they are making is that as texting trends increase litteracy rates decline. Now I'll cut them a little slack, I will be the first to
admit there may be some contributing factors from texting that may attribute to some small amount of literacy decline, but here's my deal...there are
many other underlining factors not concidered in the report, and its the media equivalent of comparing apples to oranges. Its a vague comparison at
best, and by no means constitutes being news!
Now this is just one of I'm sure thousands of examples you members out there could contribute, but my question here is how has news changed so much
in the last few years with very little criticism. At what point did our media go from reporting news to nothing but commentary and irrelevant
compairisons? Why are there now more reports on irrelevent issues and celebrity gossip than there are on the real important issues at hand.
How is Charlie Sheen's replacement on his sitcom more pressing news than the what's looking to be endless recession our politicians and bankers dug
Who decides what "bombshell tonight!" missing tot gets blasted for months over the tv while a 100 thousand other missing children get no
Why do we get hours of commentary on some latest greatest weightloss product, and brief mention at best of protests at the capital or the ongoing one
Those who argue ratings mean everything...I say to you that's a load of BS! Media should never be about getting high ratings, and once media turns
down that road (as it obviously has), the news no longer means anything. News is supposed to be about the important issues at hand, not what people
think should be popular that month.
Is it a conspiracy, or just plain ignorance? I honestly cannot say...but one things for sure:
If the sheep are blind, the can't see the clifts edge! Do you trust your shepherds?