All The News That's Fit To Print
I've been trying to watch the news lately. I usually go to Fox News first, then, if necessary, check in on CNN and then, once in a great while, see what the whiners at MSNBC are up to. Like I said, I've been trying to get some news.
But just haven't managed to get any.
The three news organizations I mentioned have been showing pretty much non-stop coverage of some Parliament hearings in the UK regarding some unscrupulous actions on the part of news gatherers. Quite the uproar. Parliamentary hearings. Harrumph and Oh, My!!
The best that I can make out based on very brief viewing is that some folks employed in the business of “scooping” the competition used underhanded, ill-mannered, and possibly immoral and illegal tactics to get news stories published before their competitors managed to do the same.
Well, spit. Who would have thought that reporters would lie, cheat, and use awful tactics?
This isn't news. If you think it is, or if you're shocked and dismayed at the prospect, then you lead a very sheltered life. I put this in the same category as a news anchor interviewing a reporter, or watching a movie about putting on a Broadway show—The point is, it's news to the news people because it's about the news business.
Nobody else cares. At all. In the least. And, it's not even entertaining.
On the other hand, it's comforting to know that the UK Parliament is just as capable as the US Congress of wasting time and money on utter nonsense.
But that's not news either.
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