I have given this a great deal of thought.
The media is a problem. Breaking news is not Breaking news.
A fire in California is not Breaking news to a Pittsburg couple trying to dodge a traffic jam on the east coast.
A Tsunami that rips through Thailand is not Breaking News
for people sunning in Miami. It is newsworthy but not Breaking News.
100 airplanes about to drop missles on a country is Breaking News.
We the People need to take back our airwaves from opinionated assholes who are paid to scare the bejeebees out of folks for profit. It can be done. If you want news, check your local station, afterall that affects you.
Go to C-Span who does not opine but gives the news. Check your own sources for what people are calling news.
There is a difference in propoganda and news. This country would be more safe and less vunerable to attack if people like the good pastor did not get air time. If the Sean Hannity's and Glen Beck's and those on the left as well just shut up. Is their voice any more important than yours? Does their vote count any more? NO ! What they are, is richer and making corporations and drug companies and hatemongers more dangerous. We are not stupid people for the most part and yes there are sheep in America that will follow any Pied Piper with a story and sensationalism to hype their day.
We are being laughed at around the world because we sit in a world being told what to think, how to hate, how to believe and we buy it. I say we start a movement of shutting down the media. They will all get a big lesson on what journalism is about if people choose to buy newspapers and quit buying their BREAKING NEWS....
Want lies and propoganda, pick up a National Enquirer. You get your jollies and know it for what it is. Bull.
Quit treating the media as if they really are carrying news stories.
Starting today, I am not going to watch propoganda and all of that junk on tv. Wanna bet I am a healthier person when I start this. Of course the pharmas want you to watch Fox or CNN or MSNBC because your blood pressure rises and they then can sell you drugs. It's a fix.
Wake up. The Cable news networks and radio talk shows are dragging America down in the mud and into a ditch. They are causing division and hatred and we should not be supporting this type of behavior.
People were indoctrinated in a situation at the movies with newsreels but they were not opinion. We need to stop this train and we need to stop it now.
Quit bitchin about the media and shut em down. Are they paying you for your blood pressure to rise? Are they paying you to think? Of course not. What they are doing is causing strife among religions and the working legislators of America. No air time, no viewers, no show, and back to work. This is the answer to right track America. The left or right wing cannot sustain a shut down in the media market so one side or the other can shut it down but it would be nice to have a joint effort.
We will always have fringe and hate groups but the media does not need to give those folks air time. I am going to show you some real breaking news that happened in my hometown in 1957..It never made it as Breaking News. It changed the entire way gas was given a smell and this was actually breaking news but people in that day I guess were smarter than now. It made it on World News but people today have too much time on their hands and instead of making themselves more profitable, they make Big Media and Corporations rich.