posted on Sep, 20 2013 @ 08:39 PM
How to Consume News!
The how-to guide on news consumption!
Hello consumers! Here is some news! We will teach you how to digest it!
I heard the first phrase on the radio today. "How to consume news" was the segment coming up that I missed. Most of the time when I am driving I am
listening to radio programming and talk radio. I zone out on the road and before I know it I am at my destination. Occasionally, something breaks me
out of my daydreaming and I scream at the radio "WHAT THE...." today was one of those days.
I even repeated it to myself in disbelief. "HOW TO CONSUME NEWS?!" I yelled at the dashboard. "You have got to be kidding me, how flipping stupid
do they think we are, how condescending..." until I was interrupted by a blip they were playing of the segment to come up.
And on our next segment, how to consume news. *Cue Guy to be on the segment talking* "So how should we consume news, well for instance be careful
with names that come out at first they are not always correct, and there is almost never a second shooter..."
You are telling me...you are telling me how to process news instead of letting me think for myself? You are telling me... that when SWAT or Law
Enforcement is on a scanner I am listening to at a shooting and says REPEATEDLY that there is another shooter (or three, depending on which one we are
talking about here) that it's not true, ignore that, there is almost never another one, yaknow Law Enforcement just makes this crap up.
You have got to be FREAKING KIDDING ME. I can't decide if we as a collective have become so aware that we instantly pick up on this stuff (and the
number of people are growing) or if they are so arrogant and BLIND they think they can put this out right in our faces still.
I am sorry TPTB, you are losing, and we are growing exponentially. NOTICE when this kind of talk happens. SPREAD the word on what you heard and how
ridiculous it was. SOMEONE will be listening who isn't aware that they are being spoon fed a lie.
Sorry that really ticked me off.