Why are titillating news about celebrities MORE IMPORTANT in news media than
news such as human rights violations locally & internationally, homelessness, & other really valuable news? What MAKES celebrity minutiae........SUCH IMPORTANT NEWS? Has so-called journalism degenerated to mere gossip?
It's been 'mere gossip" in many of the popular tabloids for decades, probably right back to when newspapers first hit the streets. Only in the Word Wars did it cease for a while.
Newspapers are a business. Stories which are relatively easy to get, and knowing how human nature focuses on celebrities is easy pickings. Sport, Celebrities and Crime are what they give us. They'll continue to do so until WE change.
However, as you probably already know, the days of dictatorial editors and their determining what THEY think we should read is fast coming to an end. Most of the Newspapers are 'going to the wall.' Access to the Internet is putting paid to their reign - and about time, too!
It's a distraction from real things happening in the world. If they want you to look away from something they're going to show you a picture of a celebrity or some cute story about puppies.
If you're getting your news by looking at magazines in the checkout lane at Walmart then all you're going to see is fluff because that's the purpose of that publication. Try Bloomburg Businessweek or Time magazine.
CNN never reports to me on celebrities (Of course their push notifications often report sports scores). I never see reports of celebrities in any of my local newspapers.
So I guess you just have to choose your news sources wisely to get the information you want.
1. The celebrity news stories like Kardashian events are designed to be weird/tacking/salacious soundbites, both entertaining and annoying - so they tend to be promoted in the news as something that gets attention while sparking discussion and keeps people engaged.
2. Too many shootings, wars, negative stuff, and people tend to turn off the news, especially if it seems unrelated to their lives. Car bombings in Iraq, Buddhist school teachers beheaded in Thailand for teaching Muslim girls science, seems unrelated to life and unimportant to most.
3. The liberal media bias results in not wanting to report things that make Islam look bad.
BBC Scrubs ‘Ali’ From Munich Killer’s Name On TV, In Articles, AND On Social Media
http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016/07 … r-article/
It’s not only Germany that covers up mass sex attacks by migrant men... Sweden’s record is shameful
http://www.spectator.co.uk/2016/01/its- … -shameful/
And they don't report stories that make Democrats look bad.
WikiLeaks Makes DNC Look Bad - Banned on Facebook and Shadowbanned on Twitter
http://investmentwatchblog.com/twitter- … ebook-now/
End result - many of the important stories are reported because they don't further the official story / propaganda.
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