Thursday, June 15, 2006

News that is Not News

I keep my radio on like wallpaper in the background while I work. And today every so often (about every 15 minutes) I've been been hearing :

  • That today is the 10th anniversary of an IRA bomb that went off in Manchester and where thankfully nobody was killed. (This is history not news. Besides we are no longer at war with the IRA, remember ? Remember something called the Good Friday Accords ? So why dig this us up ? To sow hatred ?)

  • That Mr.Paul Gad's (aka Gary Glitter) appeal over his conviction for molesting two girls in Vietnam (and why was he there in first place?) has been refused.

Big deal on both counts.

Somebody explain to me why these items are newsW-O-R-T-H-Y, please.

I am pinning my hopes that one day citizen journalism will so prosper that it will bury MSM (main stream media) and that there will emerge genuine channel freedom and diversity so that no longer will we have to put up with the drivvel that the few publishing elites think we should be told.

1 comment:

JD said...

Gary Glitter's newsworthy because he was mentioned by name in "Sliding Doors," the Gweneth Paltrow movie...

...didn't you know that? ;)