There are some really big things going on in the world that affect the lives and well being of the people who occupy this nation, yet the news media can’t seem to quit Anthony Weiner. Their wall to wall coverage of this non-story exhibits signs of a personality disorder on part of those who decide what the media puts on the air.
Cable news, the mainstream media, and even the lame stream media devote a large portion of their coverage to stories about Weiner’s wiener. Weiner stories consume time on morning news shows, noon news, evening news, and 24-7 on cable news. Tabloids are having a field day looking at the Weiner story from every angle, often with offensive photos of the narcissistic ex-Congressman pervert’s anatomy.
It is beginning to look like the moguls who run the news have a sexual fetish themselves. Perhaps they, and Anthony Weiner, should get therapy and follow the advice of Nancy Pelosi to get their therapy “in private.” Perhaps they can get a group discount since most of them reside in New York.
There is another sex scandal in the news, and although it gets some coverage, it does not rise to the level of the Weiner story. That scandal involved actual contact by the mayor of a major city, San Diego, but because there were no graphic pictures of the offender’s penis—at least not yet, it takes a backseat to the Weiner “news” coverage.
The media needs to quit covering this story and focus on real news that affects lives. If the New York City media wants to cover this under the pretext that it matters, let them. Weiner is not running for president, so until he does, spare the rest of the nation this misery.
One of the reasons our politics is so perverse and gridlocked is that the media focuses on sensational stories like this, and does not ask deep, penetrating questions of politicians that want to shut down the government, default on our debt, and ignore climate change. Rather than do old-time journalism, the media focuses on crap that used to be the sole domain of grocery store tabloid rags.
If news directors need any ideas on things to cover instead of stories about sexual perverts and deviants, here are some suggestions. They could report on the fact that this wave of extreme weather is killing crops in the South raising fruit and vegetable costs for all Americans. And they can look at what the drought in the West is doing to our food supply as well.
They could spend half of much time as they do on Weiner, and ask scientists what is causing this weather. They will discover it is climate change resulting from the warming of our oceans and melting of polar ice. Then instead of re-playing every absurd statement from Weiner that as a “changed man” he is staying in the race, they could pin down climate change deniers in Congress and ask them how much money they get from oil companies, and who is telling them to deny science in 2013.
If global warming is too hot for the media, then maybe they can run more in-depth stories about the fact that Congress is going on yet another vacation without passing a budget or appropriation bills to keep the government open.
They might interview those who want to shut ‘er down in a temper tantrum because they have failed to repeal Obamacare and ask them what they will say to the people who will lose income while they play games. They might ask them what these Congressmen have to say to small businesses that will lose customers after they wreck the fragile economy.
Perhaps they should ask these Congressional Tea Partiers whether they pay their bills, and if so, why they don’t want the federal government to pay the bills they, as members of Congress, ran up often to pad the pockets of special interest groups and defense contractors.
There are many more issues the media could cover. Instead they are obsessed with deviant sex. Maybe this is a result of sexual frustration, or they are rebelling from the puritanical teachings of their religious upbringing. Whatever the reason, get help and spare the rest of us, please.
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