No News is Bad News for News Media
I have gotten out of the habit of watching television news. It all started when I realized that the morning national news shows had ten minutes of news and then three hours of fluff and entertainment news. I mean, who really cares where Matt Lower is?
At that point I turned off the news at 7am. Then I realized that the local TV news that was on before the national news was all traffic reports, mattress and car commercials. I no longer watch that either. So then I went to the radio for news, and found that lacking as well. Last week I was in to position to read the Orgonian every day, and found that too was lacking.
It then dawned on me that there really isn’t any news out there. It isn’t that the news organizations aren’t reporting anything, they are, when ever news happens, but nothing interesting happens. This is why there is a feeding frenzy when something does eventually happen. It’s sad to see that the biggest feeding frenzies are now around entertainers. It sure takes the pressure off the politicians. They have learned to play their hand close to their vests and if caught be evasive and hope a starlet dies or goes to jail which will deflect the spotlight from them.