Monday, February 22, 2010

Not News.

The News is important.  The News lets you and me know the important things going on in the world, our country, and our towns.  The News explains complicated issues.  The News provides facts, objectively, that you and I can draw our own conclusions from.

Unfortunately, far too often the media outlets that are supposed to be providing The News to us, instead spoon feed us "news" that isn't important to the world, country, town, or my life.  It's "news" that is too lazy to explain complicated issues.  Or worse, don't even cover it because it's too complicated for some lazy reporters to figure out themselves.  It's "news" that substitutes ridiculous personal opinions for facts.  It's "news" that allows someone without credentials or any fact-based data an equal amount (and often greater amount) of airtime as a respected expert with mountains of well-researched scientific data.

Enough of my rant.  Check out this far more amusing look at five things the media loves to pretend are news.

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