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Not Necessarily the News

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May 29, 2012 by Marj Hatzell

I don’t watch the news much on television these days, mostly because I don’t like it on when my kids are around for the evening news and I sure as heck ain’t staying up until ten or eleven o’clock. I attempt to read it online but finding unbiased news sources is just about impossible. Currently, the more popular “news” sites think reporting mundane celebrity events is news, not to mention the fact that they think we CARE. Plus, the media tends to get fixated on a certain subject and then that certain subject gets blamed for EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENS for the next few months.

For example?

El Nino

Global Warming

Tsunami

Chernobyl

Hurricane _____ (insert latest catastrophe here)

Flash mobs

trench coats

video games

iPods/iPads

Smart Phones

Camrys

etc, etc.

Now, to be fair, sometimes those events DO cause other bad things to happen. I get it, truly. But every freaking thing that happens?  No.

The weather is bad. OH MY GAH WE ARE ALL GONNA DIE IT IS FROM SMART PHONES

There was a forest fire. PEOPLE WEAR TRENCH COATS AND WHITE AFTER LABOR DAY! THE HORROR!

But the new favorite obsession? Move over pseudoephedrine, there’s a new drug in town.

Bath Salts.

No!  For realz!  BATH SALTS.

Apparently, someone has figured out that you can turn them into drugs. I sh*t you not.

And this weekend I read on several sites that bath salts were the cause of every ill.  Teen mobs. Killing sprees. Car crashes.

Zombie Attacks.

I’m totally carrying a chainsaw around now.

3 thoughts on “Not Necessarily the News

  1. Haha! Well, the zombie attacks are coming but I’m ready for them (been watching a lot of movies like Shaun of the Dead). But seriously I wish there was a way to get non biased new but I guess we all have biases…but I really don’t care if Justin Beieber hit a paparazzi!

  2. Dawn says:

    dude–i’ve got a case of bath salts… time to start dealin, i say. 😉

  3. Heather says:

    I agree. The media tends to obsess on a few things and blow them out of proportion. Let’s talk about literature. How awful was the Dragon Mother book??? Actually it wasn’t. I read it and understood exactly where she was coming from. The media took it totally out of context. How about 50 Shades of Grey? Wasn’t that so shocking???? Actually I read all three and there is a Sleeping Beauty trilogy that Anne Rice wrote under a pseudonym that is 50 shades more shocking, LOL!

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