We are spoon-fed bullshit by a media that refuses to dig for the truth. What good is any newspaper, TV news show, or online news outlet if they don’t ask the hard questions, if they don’t seek the Truth.
If they are not telling the truth, then what are they? Entertainment. This is evidenced by how much time is spent on the “human interest story” in every broadcast. What is Jennifer Aniston saying now? Did you see Demi Moore in her new fabulous bikini? How about you tell me the real unemployment numbers? Including those who are discouraged, or are forced to work part-time, or teenagers who would like a job but cannot find one?
How about we see a story where the hard questions are asked to those in charge? Ask obama flat out what his strategy in Afghanistan and Iraq is? And don’t let him off of the hook until we get a real answer. Not a sound bite, a honest and unambiguous answer to a direct question.
We will not see such things in our lifetimes. Our world has been forever changed with the 30 second attention span we have adopted. I’m just as guilty as everyone else. All I am asking is to get honest facts in that 30 second blurb.
Everyone has their own agenda. Remember that. Even the bloggers who try to put together the real story are slanting the news one way or another. We all see things going down the tubes, but in reality, the majority of Americans are too stupid to realize the poop is hitting the fan, and that might be enough to avoid the big crash.
You never know. All we can do is set the bullshit filter to “high” and hope we can make sense of what’s left.