Freeform ranting #1…

I believe that all news media whether they are print, television or radio, are all totally biased organizations. Not biased for or against a political group/party or biased for or against any particular religion. I believe that all news media are biased against hope, biased against happiness, biased against harmony, biased against just about everything that real humans strive for.

The news media survives by feeding on misery and spreading fear. They suck the marrow from the bones of the dead and then force feed the horror back to humanity and wallow in the discord they cause. They nibble on small miseries and try to make them grow while they wait for major disasters so they can begin a feeding frenzy. Once a disaster occurs they rejoice in the fear, pain and anguish of others and then when they are through and the shock of the disaster begins to heal in our collective minds they regurgitate the misery onto the festering wounds of humanity so they can feast on the bad memories they caused.

If you think I’m exaggerating then you either aren’t paying attention or you are one of them.

Case in point: Hurricane Katrina. All the news organizations in the nation rushed into the projected paths of the storm and set up cameras in hopes of capturing images of destruction that they could feed to the populous, they spend hours upon hours broadcasting possible death tolls and damage, they made sure to get images of floating bodies on the air, the gave twenty-four hour a day coverage of breakdown of society in New Orleans, they followed after the refugees trying to escape like buzzards circling a wounded animal, they gleefully reported any crime rate hike in the areas the refugees fled to, they nearly danced a jig over the political fallout, they push aside all the stories of people helping one another to find the most lurid stories of people attacking and hurting one another, Mississippi’s stalwart response to the destruction, death, and loss of societal support was ignored in favor of the yelling and screaming done by the politicians of Louisiana, looters were given front page coverage while orderly distribution of food and supplies was relegated to small separate articles buried deep in other stories, I could continue this for 20 pages…

Now, a year later, the suffering that the news media find so sweet tasting is running thin so they have regurgitated the entire Katrina disaster and are gleefully stirring the pot to generate more fear and discord to sustain them. New tropical storms in the Atlantic have them licking their chops over the potential suffering they may get to feed on and their constant comparisons of every tropical depression to Katrina is a thinly veiled attempt to spread terror in the gulf coast states. Even the Discovery Channels have joined in this part of the feeding frenzy by coughing up Katrina documentaries and feasting on the grief they dredge up.

Am I cynical? Am I jaded? Am I pessimistic?

Just watch these parasites of humanity as we approach the next anniversary of the September eleventh terrorist attacks. You will see how right I am.

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Published in: on September 2, 2006 at 10:16 am  Comments (6)  

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  1. This post has been ready for a day or two but my air-conditioner has blown out and I didn’t want to generate heat with this computer.

  2. The 9-11 stuff has already started.

  3. You’re right Jason, it has. If I had been able to get this post online when it was ready I would have been a bit more timely.
    Did you notice, too, that the Discovery channels have totally discarded any pretense and are joining in the nine-eleven feeding frenzy?
    They have even sunk to the depth of making digital recreations of the attacks so we can all relive the horror!
    It’s just sickening.

  4. They don’t seem to be running the crocodile hunters death into the ground.

  5. You spoke too soon, Scrappy. The feeding frenzy has been going on all evening with one news bitch saying she wanted to show the film footage of his death.

    I am stunned by Irwin’s death. I am a huge fan of his and was flabbergasted at the way he died.

    When I get my breath back I may make an entire entry just for this event.

  6. I agree. The news industry in this country is only interested in ratings, and don’t care if they screw up someone’s life.


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