Do media now, in addition to reporting the news, create it? At least part of the fourth estate has now gone completely off the deep end. Fox News a. k .a Fixed News, actually promoted yesterdays so called tea parties. It seems they did an outstanding job, since most of the people who tried to count the number of protesters that actually showed up yesterday say there were about 26,000. There are a few million over 300 million people in the United States, you do the math. Also, from what I have read, the collective I.Q of the people protesting wasn't high enough to buy a cup of coffee if converted into money. The blowhards at Fixed News will do anything to take President Obama down a few notches, every chance they get but, to create the news, goes beyond the pale. I am quite sure that someone like the great news man Edward R. Murrow, would be completely livid if he were alive to see the travesty that we call news in this country today. Let's face it people, there is no news, only entertainment.
Ted Turner had a wonderful idea back in the 70's, to create a 24 hour news channel and he created the Cable News Network. For a long time he had the only news network on the air that one could turn on anytime and get the latest news. It was great! And, it was actual news. But ever since Fixed News has come on the scene, news is not news anymore. They have perverted news into entertainment, opinion, sophistry and outright propaganda. And now, to top all that, they are creating news. It is a well known fact that Fixed news is anything but what their slogan says they are, "Fair and Balanced." If people didn't believe that before, maybe they will now.
I am concerned about our future as a democratic republic. History tells us it takes well informed citizens to make good choices at the ballot box. How can we make good choices when our news comes from sources such as this? It appears that the Internet is our only hope, and I intend to do my part to expose the lies and propaganda from sources such as Fox (Fixed) News.