media

CNN Now Calls It “Ebola Hysteria”

If you didn’t think CNN was trying to control what and how you think, check out the latest headline: http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/20/health/ebola-overreaction/index.html?c=homepage-t

Apparently the nation’s concern over ebola showing up on home soil is now considered “hysteria” when only a few short weeks ago, CNN published this headline: “Is It Time To Panic?” https://sarabethpollock.wordpress.com/2014/10/01/cnn-totally-irresponsible-media/

Now, I don’t know about you, but running sensational headlines like “Is It Time To Panic” just might incite some panic.  And now that there is a panic, they want us to know that we’re overreacting.

Come on, CNN. Stop creating news for the sake of readings and readership. Start reporting the news responsibly.  Let people form their own opinions based on the facts, and don’t criticize people when they decide that there is cause for concern. 

CNN and Ebola: Totally Irresponsible Media

This is the lead article on the CNN homepage at 12am on Tuesday night/Wednesday morning:

http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/01/health/ebola-us-no-reason-to-panic/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

“Is It Time To Panic?”

What?  What the hell is the US media trying to do?  Incite panic by creating buzzworthy news items?  Yes, Ebola is in the US, but it was bound to happen.  Why is it that this is worth sensationalizing while a poor woman in Oklahoma was beheaded by a man because she didn’t share his beliefs.  Oh no, that’s not newsworthy at all.  Besides, we don’t want to offend anyone, right?  With Ebola, there are no parties that could be offended.

I’d love to know who the puppetmaster is at CNN.  Clearly, someone has an agenda.  Keep the news fresh and buzzy, but stay away from offending anyone who might come back at us.  If it’s a slow news day, make shit sound better by blowing it out of proportion.  And let’s not stop there.  Let’s try to control the masses by showing “documentaries” that support our agenda.  We want people to think what we want them to think.  Far be it for Americans to think for themselves.

In retrospect, I believe it is time to panic.  If the media isn’t reined in, we’re going to be shit out of luck very, very soon.

CNN: Reporting News…and Selfies?!

I’m not picking on CNN…. They are making it easy for me.  Tonight the President announced his plan for defeating ISIS, and on CNN’s mobile page that was thr lead story, followed by five stories on Ray Rice, one on Ferguson, and this:
Selfies of the Week

Selfies? Seriously?

How does this belong on what once was a reputable news station? MSNBC airs Lockup all weekend long. HLN is all about Nancy Grace and Dr. Drew.

I guess we have to watch the BBC for our news these days.

More on this media rant tomorrow…

What Would Peter Jennings Say?

I feel the need to rant about the media.  Before I do, I started to wonder tonight what Peter Jennings would say about the media today if he was alive.

The only anchor I trust is Brian Williams.  He is genuine and he seems to care about the profession enough to expect a certain level of quality and professionalism. 

I have always thought that the media needs to remain unbiased. There was a shift after the whole Yellow Journalism deal back at the turn of the 20th century that spawned a war.  The media is supposed to present the facts and allow people to make up their minds based on the information presented.  Now everything is skewed one way or another (more on this in a future post).  Cable news networks all have agendas to push, which impacts the way they report the news. 

I used to respect CNN. Now I am wary of it.  They lost my respect after they aired Blackfish, which is not a documentary but a piece of propaganda, and started a movement that isn’t based on fact. Regardless of how I feel about Blackfish (and let it be known that there are some things I agree with), the problem is that there are far worse things happening to animals regularly and yet CNN doesn’t bother covering any of it.  Instead, they air Anthony Bourdain’s food show.  A 24-hour cable news network should not have shows.  They need to report news. (Same goes to you, other cable news networks)

I don’t think Peter Jennings would approve of the current state of the media.  It would be fascinating to know what he thinks of it. 

This rant will continue tomorrow…

More on the Snow that Won’t Melt and Absent Chemtrails and Contrails

If you haven’t been able to tell, I’m kind of obsessed with the idea of snow that won’t melt, or snow that isn’t real and has been created by some strange military/government conspiracy.  It’s like a real-life version of The X-Files, except we have Clive Lewis leading the charge instead of Fox Mulder.

What interests me even more is the fact that when you Google “snow that won’t melt” you only get a few listings.  Personally, if someone said the snow wasn’t melting, I’d think the media outlets would be clamoring to try it out.  Not so.  The media was having more fun covering the Walking Dead-like traffic jams in Atlanta than covering something like this.  And rightly so, perhaps.  But if snow isn’t melting, it should at least be mentioned. 

And after thinking about it even more, I haven’t seen as many chemtrails/contrails in my skies lately.  They used to happen daily.  Now, not so much.  Maybe “they” know the Internet is on to them…

I found a few links that are interesting, though.  This is the extent of the “coverage” and it proves that no one really wants to talk about it, for some reason.  I still think it’s interesting.  After all of these years of my mom talking about chemtrails and contrails, she’s thrilled to see people talking about them and “waking up” to what’s going on in the sky.

http://wtvr.com/2014/01/30/geo-engineered-snow-isnt-real/

http://www.wdbj7.com/weather/why-this-weeks-snow-wasnt-normal/-/20128370/24210298/-/ubbcty/-/index.html (The comments on this article are really fun to read)

http://www.forbiddenknowledgetv.com/videos/chemtrails/snow-that-wont-melt.html