Saturday, February 7, 2015

The Sad State Of Our News Media And The People It Manipulates

This "news" was posted on the KHQ-6 web site and on their Facebook page, generating 167 comments by the time I saw it.

It's about a 911 operator who tells girl to stop whining while she's calling in that her dad had just been hit by a car. This took place in Maryland City, Maryland, which is no where near Spokane, Washington.

The comments on Facebook are mostly like these:


My response would be something along the lines of, "Who gives a shit?"

What can you or I do about this? How does this affect our lives or the lives of those close to us? Is this a problem our society needs to address?

Are we being provided this story of a person who screwed up so we can feel outraged? Morally superior? Is our Facebook feed being clogged with this tripe just to keep it fresh?

There's more important stuff to work on than being the first person to ask, "Hey, did you hear about...?"

4 comments:

amidnightrider.com said...

I don't get any news from TV or Radio. None of them have a news departmant. It's all about entertainment.

Anonymous said...

How about how KHQ doesn't cover any hard news in Spokane and how there "right now" slogan is bogus, good luck getting up to date news during the weekend or at night.

Anonymous said...

How about how KHQ doesn't cover any hard news in Spokane and how there "right now" slogan is bogus, good luck getting up to date news during the weekend or at night.

Brian Williams said...

I get all my news from Shallow Cogitations.