|Face, meet palm.|
Now that that has been taken care of (I've always wanted to mention FPS Russia and connect him to Vlad), its time to get slightly more serious, and start ranting.
|Another Reason Local News Sucks|
1. CLICK BAIT HEADLINES. The web moves at a blistering pace today, like the modern attention span. People have tons of crap blasted at them everyday, and don't really pay attention for long, so, in order get people to go "huh?" and click on their news, news companies have become INCREDIBLY sensational, creating headlines for NO CRAPPY reason just so that they have something that catches a persons eye. Take the above meme for example. That was on CNN FOR CRYING OUT LOUD! Just to add a pop factor, to get views, news companies have started adding things like this to their programming. Well news, SERIOUSLY? The reason people even go to the news channel is to get relevant information, not just for blaring, popping headlines. If we wanted that, we'd go to buzzfeed, or read a tabloid or other crap like that. Skipping real news for stories like this even on slow news day shouldn't happen.
2. EXTREME BIAS. Today, it's incredibly easy to meet and talk with people who share and hold the same belief as you. This can be very attractive at times, but meeting people who share different opinions, and actually hearing them out is important to keep STUPIDITY in society at a minimum. So, whenever I see a headline like this in the news, or other things where bias is incredibly visible, I CRINGE for society. News corporations, you HAVE ENORMOUS POWER over the masses of idiots out there. By airing crap like this, you are screwing the world over just for profit! If people want to hear opinion, then they can see it under an OPINION section, but don't shove this BS at everyone, especially the people who have different opinions, or the mindless idiots who'll follow anything they see on TV. News should give people the facts so that they can think for themselves, not present it in bias. People, think critically about the stuff you hear.
3. INACCURACY. Being inaccurate just to serve your own bias is terrible journalism, and shouldn't happen in places like news channels where people depend on accurate and reliable information. In short, don't serve people bull crap, give people honest information.
So, to recap, much of news today is incredibly biased, inaccurate, and click bait. News companies, if you really want to make money, just give people honest answers, don't try and twist things to serve political agendas, and just be a bit nicer and fact based, rather than being the crap facilities you are today. It might actually work, if you give it a shot.