I am sick of all of the claims and counter-claims of media bias, and whether or not it exists. Those who deny the existence of media bias probably believe that we never landed on the moon, and that Elvis is still alive. Of course all of the media outlets deny it, but it is so blatant as to be laughable. The days of “just the facts” reporting are gone. Each media outlet is competing in a highly competitive field for your attention. To do it, they have to stretch the boundaries of journalistic integrity, Aw hell, who am I fooling, they have thrown out integrity and ethics long ago! Today, the best we can do as media consumers, is to choose which propoganda we want to hear. Even that may not be a bad thing though. For instance, “back in the day”, a president’s family life was considered to be off-limits, and all of the reputable news media honored that. Today, anything is fair game if it “puts butts in the seats”. Is that bad? Maybe not. As sleezy as it is, I like to think that our elected officials should be held to a higher standard. After all, if he will cheat on his wife and taxes, and act in a way that threatens his entire family unit, what makes you think he won’t hesitate to screw you and I if it benefits him? Now, if everyone were intelligent enough to see and understand how this new media bias works, then everything would be fine. You simply watch CNN for thirty minutes, and then flip over and watch FOX for thirty minutes. Now you divide the BS factor by 2, and extrapulate to the finest soundbite, and somewhere in the middle is the truth, or at least a reasonable facsimile thereof. The problem is, we have too many cool-aid drinkers, both cherry and blueberry flavored, who are perfectly content to be spoon-fed whatever their chosen distributer has on the menu for the day.
WAKE UP SHEEPLE!! Don’t let talking heads do your thinking for you!
Oh yea, and one more thing; I don’t care if you are a successful actor, entertainer, or whatever. Unless you graduated with a degree in Political Science, I DON’T CARE ABOUT YOUR OPINION!