Headline News Is Simply Celebrity News
Saturday 02, October 2010
Today headline news is simply celebrity news. Lindsay Lohan is back
in jail or Paris Hilton has been arrested on drug charges, yet again.
The public laps up this news as it hits both the airwaves and computers.
What are we not being told? One thing we are not being told is how
business conglomerates such as Disney, FOX, and Time Warner Cable now
own the major news outlets. The news no longer exists to keep us
informed, the news exists to make money. Relevant news is pulled in
favor of celebrity gossip.
What happened to the investigative journalists of the past? Journalists
who have high ethics when it comes to the news are being silenced. They
have been bound and gagged by FOX and Rupert Murdoch. Murdoch is
referred to as a "media mogul." Why are we allowing big corporations and
the owners of such to silence our reporters? Have viewers been
distracted in such a way that they honestly can't see that the news they
are being told may as well be a mini action movie reported every night
by a glamorous blonde?
Gone are the days of finding young hard hitting journalists along the lines of John Pilger
and Noam Chomsky. News owners today are in the news to make money. They
have cut costs which include paying investigative reporters. They have
sacrificed quality and information for entertainment, and we, the
people, have allowed them.
Australians and the rest of the world need to realize that their news is being fed to them in tiny
portions and that they are being distracted by fluff journalism. They
need to make a stand and demand that the gossip that passes for news be
done away with and that the right to know and be aware of their world is
a right that they will not tolerate being taken away.