I just read this thing…
Posted: February 5, 2008 Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: links, media
and I really liked it and maybe you will too.
It’s basically about the importance of good unbiased journalism about news. What’s news? Celebrity sighting are not news.
I’m pretty glad that the news I tune in to isn’t much affected by this kind of stuff but it’s sad that so many people who watch or listen to ‘the news’ have no idea what’s going on in their world.
Here’s an excerpt:
Breaking News: Police have just been to Brittney Spears’ house, and although there are unconfirmed reports of a suicide attempt, nothing has been substantiated. However they are taking her to a hospital in an ambulance.
You’ve got to be fucking kidding me!
There are so many levels of wrong here I don’t know where the hell to begin. Maybe I should start with the obvious, which is that a has-been pop tart’s mental breakdown is not exactly “breaking news”. Breaking news is a political assassination, or an natural disaster, or a major financial crisis that will affect millions of people.
And the rest is here