America as a nation is kept in a state of constant flux and angst by the 24/7 bombardment of news driven minutia presented as the “important” news of the day. This bombardment of so called news promotes a constant state of nation-wide emotional instability. Some conspiracy theorist believe the news to be produced and distributed by a suspected yet unidentified great power as a tool of mass control. Sensationalism sells news!
Daily online and print headlines tout that while the political military machine contemplates involvement in the Syrian conflict, no fewer than 30 million Americans will go to bed tonight hungry. While true enough, stories of substance tend to disappear long before they’re digested by the reader.
What happened to the North Korean bomb threat, or the yet to be repaired malaria and typhus infested devastation of Haiti? Vanished from the news!
Buried under layers of distraction, important news bytes are often displaced by ad space or sectioned into obscurity.
By design, national news, live media agencies distort or detract from the important issues of the day; with the superficial chatter of talking heads spewing non- sensed laced gibberish. Example: As the United States Military weighed the cost of ‘boots on the ground’ involvement in Syria, most of the world was awash in a worldwide news watch for the pending prince of England. And with it, the North Korean nuclear threat disappeared.
Bravo and cheerio! With not so much as a hair out of place, the royal couple introduced young George to the world. The media would soon announce that at his time of birth the child’s net worth was estimated to be $ 1 billion pounds! In other headlines of the day we would soon discover that 80% of all U.S. adults would experience “near poverty” in their life time, while Egypt once again stood on the door step of civil war. Feeling a little jittery are you?
In future news, a hayseed conservative Senator from the mid-west will propose a bill in the House supporting direct U.S. military intervention in Syria.“Damn the $ billion dollar per day and loss of life cost, the seeds of democracy in the region must be preserved!” His proposal may pass the full House before the American public ever reads of it, dependent on the flow and tide of the news of the day.
As to Obama, an article would be posted as to how the president would change the nations’ general perception of young black men through legislative action. This was yet another general observation made by a president that is either completely disconnected from the people or misdirected by his handlers as to producing an appropriate, tangible solution to an age old problem.
The business of news is driven by a mixture of high anxiety and uncertainty, with a sprinkling of disaster and a dash of doom and gloom prediction. Sensationalism sells news. Politicians at all levels utilize a ‘friendly’ outlet to spread their chosen message of the moment. It’s all special interest driven. Yours and mine!