Journalism used to be considered as a profession that sought out news and delivered it to the public. We used to read the newspapers and listen to the radio to find out the truth about what was happening in our country and the rest of the world. Then came television and we were able to be on the spot with media as news developed. As a result, more and more people have been getting their daily news from their TVs.
But it seems that of late journalism has changed. It seems that corporate America, which owns most newspapers and television stations, has decided that we should hear the news the way they want it to be interpreted — no longer objective, but very biased depending on whether the newspaper/TV station is owned by liberals or conservatives. Unfortunately it seems the liberal media currently far outweigh the conservatives.
For example, many TV stations tried to portray the protests of last summer as peaceful. The fact that some of the “protesters” were burning things, destroying cars and buildings, and looting stores was often left our of many of the stories relayed to us. Some people even referred to the protests as “the summer of love.” Since when has love been defined as destroying other people’s property and ruining their places of business?
How about we demand that journalists report the facts as they truly are and stop interjecting personal bias into their stories? When we hear the facts about what is happening, we can make up our own minds.
Grandpa, take me back to the good old days.