|Posted on December 11, 2017 at 1:05 PM|
I am beyond over it! Over the slander, over the one sided reporting, over the bad attitudes, deceit, and negativity. I am over the bashing of Police and Military, the very people who ensure we can enjoy the freedoms we have on a daily basis.
NEWS FLASH!! Life is not that bad in today's America! Yes, there is anger, lingering prejudice, and injustice; which can be said about any place in the world. No, none of those things are OK, but they are part of life, just not AS BIG a part as the media would have you think.
But again, life in America is not as bad as the picture the media is painting! Here's why... You literally do not have to leave your house if you do not want to! You can have ANYTHING delivered right to your door in the majority of cities in this country! Groceries, toiletries, clothes, electronics, furniture; there really isn't much you can't buy online and like magic, it appear at your door. You do not have to vacuum anymore, just buy a Roomba. What does consumer convenience have to do with the media? Well, it says that if you are so unhappy with the country which you reside, you can hold up inside your house, not watch the news, and emerge once the dust has settled. We as a people need to realize that it is a LUXARY to be able to turn the news off and literally go unaffected but the drama they are talking about. For example, I live in San Diego and Southern California is currently on fire. However the fire is still about 35 miles north of me and my weekend was essentially unaffected by the chaos that is underway due to these massive wild fires.
In today's America, every human has a lot more free time on their hands compared to 50 years ago. And how are we using that time? To be negative fear mongers and perpetuate fear. Why? Because controversy sells! Controversy keeps the news outlets in business, because at the end of that's all they are, a business. We need to acknowledge that they have a board of executives who only care about the bottom line, instructing producers and journalists to do whatever it takes to keep ratings up. Which is wrong. What's worse, we are enabling this type of news! We are addicted to the drama, and we are showing the media that the filth they are reporting is what we want to hear about. We need to demand more positivity, we need to demand journalistic integrity, unbiased reporting of FACTS regardless of which party the facts help or hurt, we need to let them know we want to hear a positive story to balance every negative story. Because I PROMISE YOU that there are much more good happenings in the world on a day to day basis then there are catastrophes..... Hard to believe I know, but true!
Lastly, there needs to be some sort of consequence for false reporting’s and for feeding news outlets false, incomplete, and misleading scoops. Do not mistake this statement for trying to mess with freedom of speech. Freedom of speech is important, but that does not or should not give people permission to speak lies and present them as truths, which I will refer to as Informative Terrorism. Terrorism is defined as the unlawful use of violence and intimidation, especially against civilians, in the pursuit of political aims. I believe that many news stories have to sole intention of intimidating us as a nation. Intimidating us to hide our political views if they don't align with the media's for example.
So CNN, ABC, NCB, MSNBC, and FOX and the American People here is a little refresher on some words I think you've forgotten to true meaning of:
Integrity: the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness
Unbiased: showing no prejudice for or against something; impartial
Fact: a thing that is indisputably the case, the truth about events as opposed to interpretation
Lie: an intentionally false statement, used with reference to a situation involving deception or founded on a mistaken impression
Reporter: person who reports, especially one employed to report news or conduct interviews for newspapers or broadcasts to a situation involving deception or founded on a mistaken impression *** notice that opinion is not part of reporting.
Opinion: a view or judgment formed about something, not necessarily based on fact or knowledge
If you feel you would like a more thorough refresher on Journalistic Integrity and Ethics, here you go: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Journalism_ethics_and_standards
Now that I have vented a bit, I have a request. Can we please stop rooting for people to fail, especially the president, regardless of your feelings towards him? If he fails we fail, it's that simple. Can we please stop reporting until we have the full story and confirmed it to the true? Can we PLEASE do something about all of the false content floating around on the internet so that we as a people can stop feeling so confused and misguided?
Thank you, Have a great and wonderful day!
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