Radiation. War. Natural Disaster. Economics. Religion. Politics. Terrorism.
If I listened to everything the media is telling me, I would be BATSHIT CRAZY! I would be constantly depressed and would ‘actually need’ the pharmaceuticals that they bombard us with during commercial break.
BREAKING NEWS, we’ve got the same information as we did 10 minutes ago, but stay tuned because we want to repeat the same information in a tone that conveys Emergency and Authority, again. Hear what we say and go to work and repeat it like a parrot. Induce fear. Create anxiety. Fudge the numbers. Use irrelevant statistics. Label people. Label things. Become the ultimate sheeple!
What’s better than a strategy that plays on people’s fear?
…I am so glad I left the news business!
Whatever happened to hard hitting journalism? I guess it doesn’t matter when you have a ‘pretty face’ telling you what THEY THINK you should know.
News seems nothing more than sensational key words, fancy graphics and fictitious numbers….all wrapped up in that all too familiar “I know better than you tone!”
Thankfully, there are such things as logic, common sense and critical thinking. (…and Charlie Sheen)