Media (General)


Are you kidding me?  You MSNBC people really think that way?  When I initially tune in to hear what’s being said, it’s comical to me, then after about a 1/2 hour or so, it’s maddening and I can’t turn the channel fast enough.  Politics is Not a Sport will be expanding on this issue and many others in the weeks to come.  I’m not happy about what’s happening to our great country and much of the media is lost or just doesn’t care.

It’s sad to think that some go through life being oppressed by another man, woman or nation, by way of intimidation, assault, control, or any means.  What gives someone the right to negatively affect another’s pursuit of a decent life?  It hurts to learn about the unacceptable atrocities going on around the world.  For those far away, I will always pray.  Growing up I thought the United States was a great, invincible nation.  And as an adult, I know the United States is great, but nothing is invincible.  While other nations try to liberate, oppression is creeping into America.  It’s in the form of financial burden, job loss, and so many other immeasurable troubles attributed to bad political decisions, self-serving fraud and deceit that doesn’t take into consideration what’s best for the American people and the country as a whole and an enabling, irresponsible media that no longer cares about the truth.  All need to be held accountable and these things mustn’t continue to be tolerated.

When and why did the mainstream media, so-called journalists and news agencies stop caring about the truth?  When and why did most stop asking the hard questions?  It seems the majority now have an agenda and/or try to protect special interests, rather than report the real news.  Americans want the FACTS and America needs them in order to thrive. 

When did the tolerance of lies become acceptable?  It’s not — And it’s time we Americans start demanding unbiased news from those who act like they’re reporting it.  We mustn’t let the important, tough questions go unanswered.  America needs honest, fearless reporters (media outlets) who will consistently fight for what’s right — Otherwise what’s the point, it’s poor entertainment.  What’s happening now is a facade of journalism that’s bad for America.

“Accountability Experts” NEEDED = A New Media that asks ALL questions necessary to report important, straightforward news.  The first order of business will be an internal investigation to learn WHY our current media doesn’t care about the truth.  The second order of business will deal with uncovering political corruption.

Note:  There are more Americans than Politicians, which is hopeful, but the “media” has control over what’s assimilated through the airwaves, which is kinda sketchy.

Who is getting paid the most for the advertisement of Extenze and other male enhancement drugs early, during family programming?  Why have these commercials overtaken television and radio?  Why must most families now experience these premature conversations…

“Mommy, what’s that certain part of the male anatomy?”

“Mommy, what could be fun?

“I want to have fun mommy.  I want some ess-senzz.”

Give us a brake with the excessive male enhancement advertisements.  Why do parents need to keep running from these commercials and radio advertisements when our children are listening?  It happens more often than not.  Can we get a little more FCC regulation regarding this?  Only because it has gone overboard and the general public is drowning from it.  It’s backwards — Families should matter most.

Today is Larry Elder’s last day on 790 KABC Talk Radio.  I’m so sad.  He is truly a voice of reason.  I’ve been listening to him for more than 10 years and have agreed with most of his positions over that time.  He’s intelligent, articulate, funny and gutsy.  He says what needs to be said and it’s usually what I think.  I once sent him a photo of my friends and I holding a sign I made — Larry Elder for President.   I certainly don’t fault him for not pursuing that avenue, but think he’d make an excellent President.  He’s knowledgeable, fair and true.

Dear Larry Elder:  PLEASE bring your voice back soon.  I’m especially going to miss you on my drive home from work, where I often concurred aloud.  I believe you truly want to do the right thing(s).  Thanks for the clarity and entertainment over the years.  HURRY BACK to the public —  Our country needs you.

All The Best,

Shelly Borrell

Related Link:  http://www.larryelder.com/

The so-called ‘Bush Doctrine’ NOT defined by Charlie Gibson in his interview of Governor Sarah Palin is a term coined by the media and used to describe a few different things in relation to President Bush.  It’s not one well known thing that everyone should know. 

How condecending Charlie Gibson was with his glasses to his nose asking Sarah Palin about the Bush Docrine, as if we all should know exactly what he means.  PLEASE.  Political reporters tend to act like they know it all.  I’ve lost respect for many of them.

Governor Palin did well.  I hope she continues to rise above it.  The country needs it.  Political reporters are not smarter than YOU — Don’t fall for it.  Make your own decisions and ignore the media commentary.  It’s usually self serving.

Related Links:

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Vote2008/story?id=5795641&page=1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNPGnZurs1k

http://whateversowhat.wordpress.com/2008/09/11/charlie-gibson-interveiw-with-governor-sarah-palin/

United we stand, divided we fall — It’s true.  At today’s Democratic Convention, Hillary Clinton told me that the Democrats are America’s only hope for the future.  That seemed a bit pessimistic about the country, divisive, and over dramatic, but as expected everyone clapped on cue. 

But fingers will most likely be pointed in the opposite direction at the Republican Convention next week.  Why must we so harshly divide into separate groups?  The issues remain the same and shouldn’t be oversimplified.  Politics is not a sport, nor a tag line.  Real things need to get done fast — But all we usually see is a transfer of power and wealth, not enough being accomplished for Americans.

No matter who gets elected in November, we should stand behind him and work together.  Division isn’t good for the country.  We have the freedom to say what we think, but we should first ask ourselves — Does my expression benefit the United States, our soldiers, our children, society, or relations?  If not then ask yourself, what’s my point?  Some media responsibility is needed. 

Overall, unity makes for a better America.  Stop the new civil war, the Democrats versus Republicans, and the media’s play-by-play reporting of the same.  Many times there’s no good purpose for it.

Semi-related links for background and additional information:

http://mediamatters.org/columns/200808260005

http://clivecrook.theatlantic.com/archives/2008/08/hillarys_speech.php

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5gP3PidrHLYWPVbvReNhnFAjicf2AD92QDS781

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