Wednesday, February 11, 2015
The Fourth Estate
No, make that double Bull Shit and a side crock of shit to go with it.
Okay, so I guess I have established my view of any organization that claims to be part of the Fourth Estate, what we now days call the "News Media."
Of all the news organizations out there I used to depend on for at least some semblance of objectivity, I am now reduced to two. And one of them I am becoming very suspicious of.
It really does not matter which two they are. What matters is I have lost respect for all the rest. The larger the news organization, the less I trust them. News media today has become no better than the rags we all see cluttering the racks at check out counters everywhere. I am at a point where I have more respect for the those rags than the holier than thou fair and balanced lean forward losers who twist the news to satisfy agendas hidden safely away in high rise corporate board rooms.
Deliver us please from your unsubstantiated he said she said's. Stop using parsed quotes to bolster outrageous claims and ferchrisakes, stop snookering us into believing they are guilty just because their name came up. When turmoil is rampant, instead of stirring up our fears, maybe just report the news and let us create our own fear. Or not.
You assholes should be ashamed of yourselves. And yes, there is a pecking order in worst of the worst, with Fox News setting the new lower standard most of the others are now trying to capture for themselves. When ratings and money are more important than honoring your supposed oaths as news people, then you have become nothing but another kind of entertainment like the Housewives of New Jersey.