Thursday, February 14, 2013

Sultan Knish has touched on something important with his latest article.  The media, what we call the Main Stream Media, is focusing almost all their coverage on things that are at best peripherally important, leaving far more pressing issues nearly completely ignored.

From the article:

  "The United States has lost the War in Afghanistan, a minor matter that no news outlet can find the time to report on because they're too busy covering a breaking story about a Republican Senator taking a sip of a water. Maybe a War on Water can be next. Was there a Styrofoam cup involved? It's time for one of those hard-hitting investigations that reminds us what a tragedy it will be when the last newspaper is strangled with the entrails of the last news network and the media's commitment to serious journalism is finally replaced by pictures of cats, wardrobe malfunctions and mutual accusations of racism. (And we won't even notice when it finally happens.)"

  Without a clear and accurate media diligently pursuing the big important stories, the populace is to a great degree dumbed down, as most people don't have the time to follow all the complicated issues to the degree needed to know what is going on.  This is one of the biggest and most tragic national developments in my lifetime, and there is no sign that will change any time soon.  We are all the poorer for it, and it shows in our politics, most certainly.

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