Last night I turned on CNN to see Larry King talking to Michael Jackson's lawyer. Underneath the picture: COUNTDOWN TO JACKSON MEMORIAL... and there were the hours and minutes ticking away- as we wait as a nation?-. I'm waiting til it's over. The quicker the better. Michael Jackson: great musician, dancer and creative guy- most certainly. Worthy of 24/7 WORSHIP? I dont think so. For the record, I didn't have to run out and buy/download Jackson's albums, I already owned them including a lot of the stuff he did before he went solo. I know the impact Jackson had on radio, the music industry and my prom(1979). But the American media has spoken about Michael. Period.
Just as they have spoken about Sarah Palin, Obama, Elvis, Clinton, Britney etc. When the media says jump MOST Americans say how high. Too bad for our country.
Our economy is imploding-ask Joe Biden
We have double digit unemployment
We have are fighting a war in TWO countries
We have more socialist anti-business-anti growth legislattion being proposed and moved through our government now than ever before
There are tens of thousands of people protesting the government and what it's saying, spending and deciding.
However, the media decides what is important to us and for us. The media decides who is important to us and for us...we nod.
The internet is the one of the last places where you can actually find the truth- grant you- you have to weed through some junk but it's there- and so far the internet is not regulated by the government -YET.
and what do a lot of us use it for? Like OMG..I LOVE ME. LIKE I'M SO SOCIALIZING ABOUT ME MYSELF AND ME-LIKE JUST LOOK AT ME AND WHAT ME IS DOING AT THIS VERY SECOND- I'D LOVE TO TALK BUT I'VE GOT ME ON MY MIND RIGHT NOW.LOL-I KILL ME. GOTTA GO. ME IS BUSY.
You get the picture.
How often have you watched the news and said. That's horrible ! or that's fascinating....and then went to investigate deeper what you just heard or saw. Many people just REPEAT IT.
Most people in the media know you don't Fact-check what they say because a lot of them don't even fact check what they say.
So I guess the question we should be asking is "what's the story here?"
Who is asking me to jump and why ?
Then there is always reading books for information- who the heck wants to do that when you've got THE MEDIA ?
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