Here’s a screenshot of the three latest tweets which have come my way. Two by the HuffPo, sandwiching one by Aljazeera. Do note, Aljazeera’s is meaningful and sensible and useful. But the Huffington Post’s are just idiotic.
The problem is that the HuffPo isn’t alone in chasing the most banal and idiotic stories which, surely, NO ONE in their right mind could care about. So why do they and the others do it instead of offering consumers actual journalism? Because America is becoming more and more interested in infotainment and less and less in facts.
The Huffington Post is selling Americans what they want. And Americans want what the Huffington Post is selling. And it’s crippling us. We’re a nation becoming dumber by the day. Someone needs to say so. Someone needs to call the media to higher standards.
At least Aljazeera and NPR are doing a good job keeping us informed, but who else is?