Originally Posted by Spencer Collins
Why does America distrust television news?
Well said Mr. Steele..
Have to agree with Mr. Steele, but, unfortunately, the internet and blog groups now speed up the news cycles so much, that he is right. By 6:00pm, the News of the day, unless it is something horrendous like the Colorado movie theater shooting, is already outdated, and another news cycle has started, usually by your local, or national news broadcast. Ever notice how many times, while watching favorite television shows or sports on tv after 8:00pm, daily, commercials break in with "BREAKING NEWS AT 11:00" - with whatever teaser the network wants you to follow. The story rarely is worth the commercial time - and is old news by the time the newscast comes on.
The American press and electronic media long ago lost any perspective about what was news, and the public's right to know. They determine it in advance.Today, almost everything is slanted - they present it in a manner they feel serves the needs of their special interests (like the NRA, Planned Parenthood, Dems vs. GOP, Middle Class vs. wealthy, etc.). News is presented to attract viewers, the only function of television since its invention, is to sell you something, whether consumer products, or ideas.
Dog Bites Man doesn't sell. Man Bites Dog does!
Black Teenage girl raped and defacated on in Virginia Beach...
Black Female raped by Duke University lacrosse team...
Al Sharpton rushes to the scene of the "crime" and holds a national news conference and spreads it across the country in seconds. Unfortunately, he and the media never return later to apologize and explain that the accusations were entirely and completely false.....
The talking head media fools weigh in daily on things like the O.J. Simpson and Casey Anthony trials, finding the defendants guilty - than after weeks and weeks of televised testimony, are stunned and angry that 12 men and women in a jury box, who listened to the same evidence as they saw on tv, didn't agree with them, and found the defendants NOT GUILTY. How dare they!!!
Anybody who reviewed the O.J. Simpson trial, which was handed to the least experienced of Los Angeles County's attorneys for trial, against the crack Johnny Cochran team, would have found him not guilty. If I had been on the Casey Anthony jury, I would have found her guilty - of lying - nothing more - that's all they could prove.
Our talking heads know and care nothing about the Constitution and due process - it's is who gets the story out the fastest, with the most headlines, not the truth, that is believed.
As I have posted before about newspapers. There is a front page for people who want to read the news. A comic page for people who can't read, and an editorial page for people who can't think. Our electronic media and internet blogs come under the editorial page of - for people who can't think - and also appeal to people who can't read. Not only are we a global economy, but an instantaneous news and gossip Dear Abby column, and can weigh in on any topic throughout the world - and put, just like the news organizations can, our slant on the news. Other than "Meet The Press" - "ABC's This Week" and CBS's 60 Minutes" all other news and media organizations, national, global and local, IMO, are not worth tuning in to.....