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Friday, April 29, 2011

Foreign Wedding's Over- Can Americans Get Their 'NewsMedia' Back?

For at least 2 weeks with as few American newscasts as I can bear to watch- this country's so-called news media has been going on and on and on about the royal wedding in England.

You know what? As I write this post approaching 9 a.m. Central time- this wedding has been over for nearly 4 hours now- yet the foreign pomp and circumstance still pervades American news channels.

Never mind there's cursory or less coverage of one of the deadliest tornado outbreaks in American history (approaching 300 dead in 6 states)- near-record fuel prices- a VERY shaky economy and the politicians making it worse- a still dangerous Japanese nuclear plant meltdown (in a quake that killed more than 20000 people)- terrorist attacks both abroad and in American political chambers- etc..

No- I guess the heads-that-be in America's news media figures why try to address those or any other of the myriad other stories affecting our daily lives- let's assault America with a fairy tale wedding in another country.

No wonder this country is becoming increasingly ill-informed....


Superdave said...

Those in charge of news have no clue what news really is.

Groucho K. Marx said...

Heh SD...

I came to that conclusion some time ago (as I'm sure you did as well).

Have a great weekend and hope the new job is going well too!