What recent headline news story are you most tired of hearing about?
The media has a tendency to cover some News stories/events "to death". Which recent headline story are you most fed up with hearing about? My pick of this week has to be the assumed finding of the Higgs Boson particle.
The Martin-Zimmerman case is getting too much coverage. They need to get on with it, go to trial and get it settled. But we hear every detail of it daily, over and over again.
By far the "The Affordable Care Act"!! Props to those who have read the whole thing and understand it 100%!!!!
Here in the UK the curiously named Bob Diamond of Barclays Bank, in his neatly cut suit, has been grabbing the headlines. He's been 'interrogated' today by a panel of MP's (members of parliament) because of the rate fixing fiddle that was going on with him in charge. His bank has already been fined hundreds of millions of dollars here in the UK and the US and Bob has recently resigned along with other notable names.
But will the banks and their people be criminally investigated for this shocking behaviour? Or will there be alot of hot air, much finger wagging and not much action when it comes to prosecuting those responsible?
What is happening to the three pillars of banking - honesty, trust and plain dealing? Answers on a hub please!
I think for me it is talk about the next possible American president. Each party slanders the other side and tries to win the public vote. At this point, I don't care who wins this election.
Here in Australia such news fall to two subjects which have been gone over and over over ad nauseum for months: the Carbon Tax, and the Refugee Boat people.
I sometimes watch a late night American News program (at 11-00am here in Australia for we're ahead of you in calendar time) It is nearly always head and shoulders ahead of the insipid rubbish which is serviced up as news on our Australian news networks.
Quite frankly, I think it is done because it is 'cheap' news. Old photos revamped, lot of 'talking heads,' at press conferences and deliberately provoked antagnisms. Create conflict and you've got a news story. Make the public cranky and you've also got one. Shock 'em. Use the word NEW at every instance you can. ...makes one want to weep at times at the inane stuff people are deliberately guided to watch.
Without a doubt, it's Tom Cruise's divorce. I have zero interest in celebrities, and even less about their personal lives. Why should I care that two incredibly privelaged people have decided to separate?
I am completely uninterested in the grim details of Katie Holme's decision to dump Tom Cruise.
I'm fascinated with the motivation behind the news media belaboring these not-so-wonderful news items.
It feels like the puppet master is jerking our strings. I wish he'd give it a rest.
Thankfully, I'm far from most of the madness. I moved from America 5 years ago and loving it. Part of my sanity is returning now that I've weaned myself of the Corporate Party media kool-aid. I still get some of it on the Internet, but I get to control what I read.
The "God" particle? Give me a break! No particle could ever create a universe. That's putting the cart before the horse.
Tawdry details of failed marriages? Yuck!
Controversy in a murder case pumped up on steroids? Double yuck!
Government lies and cover-ups which the media treats as the latest and greatest whiz bang golly gee whiz? Typical. The Corporate Party is the problem and they like giving things different names to keep us hypnotized. Following the George Orwell template. Kind of like 9/11 -- more wool pulled over our eyes.
I guess the big fuss over Obamacare has me crosseyed. The Supreme Court seems to be bought by the Corporate Party just as are most of Congress and the past several presidents. Every ploy to force more tyranny onto the American public has me livid.
It makes me feel like the quadraplegic, strapped into bed and force-fed drugs so they can't complain, but kept alive for the Social Security payments -- a perpetual cash cow to be thrown away when the national debt reaches critical mass.
The media seems to dish out several flavors of poison:
* Distractions -- to keep the mindless hoards entertained while they're being raped.
* Divisiveness -- to stroke the egos of disparate groups so that they will fight amongst themselves instead of search for the hidden third party stirring up the pot of discontent.
* Lies -- just enough truth to make it seem plausible.
* Ridicule -- to keep anyone from straying into dangerous questions which might pull back the curtain and reveal the madman working the levers of our own enslavement.
Sound paranoid. Hey, a little healthy paranoia is good for survival, especially when it's sharply-honed with reality and facts.
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