What is Really Wrong with the News?
Now I know whether we watch the news or not, many of us have a big problem with it in some way or another. We can talk about this until we are blue in the face whether the news is fake or what the best news network is or if it is even important to pay attention to the news. I am not going to talk about any of this but instead delve into a trend that I have noticed with all major news networks over time and that is the news stations becoming more about celebrity news than news that might actually affect our daily lives.
What Do we See?
If you are on the major news network's websites from time to time, you might have noticed that a lot of the headlining and sub lining topics are about celebrities of all kinds. We see many of these headlines titled something like "Star (insert text here)" or alleged important stories about some Instagram butt model crying because they only have a few million followers. Other "important" topics you might find is some celebrity posted some controversial picture on the internet or, for the really important celebrities', they were caught red-handed talking to someone with significantly less status than them. I would hope you detect some of this sarcasm in the writing, but what makes me raise an eyebrow is the news networks write about these topics like it is genuinely important, above all else. Topics that you would think should receive more recognition, like tax increases or changes in state or federal laws, seem to be placed on the backburner or require deep searching to find it.
Thoughts and Opinions
I do not think any of us can deny the news networks have become very celebrity based, and I do not find it funny at all, rather embarrassing and saddening. I know people love to be entertained, but this doesn't seem healthy at all. I would think the news would be more centered on stories about a looming recession, or changes in states laws or new federal laws and regulations. I wouldn't think some celebrity complaining about being broke with a net worth of 50 million would make headlining news, or even the front page for that matter. I'm not trying to convey that these stories shouldn't be made, but I think when it comes to national news outlets, pertinent news should be the focus.
So if you have been thinking about this before or I am already confirming what you already knew, hopefully this gives you some reassurance. I think it is unfortunate that the news has to be this way. So what is the best solution? That is for you to decide, but all I can suggest is simply to pay little or no attention to it. Life is too short to be letting articles like this to soak up your time. Be your own celebrity in your world is what I say.
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