Monday, May 27, 2013

Are you not entertained?

There's news and there's entertainment. There's news and then there's commentary. There's information and then there is pure bullshit designed to keep you watching, to keep you entertained.

Whether it is on the left or the right, mainstream or alternative media, it isn't about delivering facts any more. It is more a carnival side show, a slapstick shtick that relies almost solely on hurling insults and delivering barbs against the other side.

It's cathartic to make fun of Sarah Palin and all the other low-hanging rotten fruit on Fox News and elsewhere. Some people have made a very tidy sum of money doing exactly that on TV and the Internet. But what has that cost us in our political dialogue? Instead of talking about financial policies and the way to move forward with some kind of compromise in place, it looks more like an audience watching a cage of monkeys hurling feces at each other in a scene cut from "Idiocracy".

We've blurred the line between news and entertainment, between commentary and facts to where you cannot recognize the differences any longer. Are you not entertained?


  1. The problem is, where to go for actual news anymore? Even Reuters is suspect. I don't have an answer.

  2. The problem was deficit spending, the problem will always be deficit spending. Once upon a time, we all got together and tackled deficit spending for about 2 years. Then Bush and cronies, along with a willing congress, began deficit spending again. Not only did they begin deficit spending again, but in 2004, 2005 and 2006 (minding everybody it was a Republican controlled, President, House and Senate) began setting record deficits to the tune of '06 being 150 Billion. Then comes the "REAL" deficit spending that makes you wish for the 0'6 budget. Which even tho record setting, was much more sustainable record setting deficit spending.

    The shenanigans will end when the left, right and the crazies (both parties have them) get together and balance a budget. Now, let Jack Daniels explain the deficit:

  3. I think the best way to enjoy your life is to not watch any news at all. Spend your time and energy on things that you really enjoy. When you think about it, does it really matter to any of us whether Barack Obama or Attila the Hun is President? If you are doing what you love and are with people who matter to you, the politicians and media who are bought and paid for by them simply become white noise to tune out.