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Is it just me or has CNN gone down the drain? I ask that as they are covering this Ferguson situation 24/7. It’s not that I’m not interested in it; I am. It’s just that I’m interested in more than that. I first noticed how ridiculous CNN had gotten when the Malaysian aircraft went down in the Indian Ocean.
It got to the point where apparently nothing else in the world was going on. Then, of course, the second Malaysian aircraft went down over Ukraine and then there was nothing else happening but that.
And now? We are covering this Ferguson thing 24/7.
But what about ISIS in Iraq? What about the Ukraine?
There’s Ebola in Africa, what’s going on with that?
Let’s not forget this was in Gaza. The ceasefire is over and there must be something happening with that.
It’s not like the alternatives are much better.
This morning Dick Cheney was railing and railing on Fox News because President Obama made a statement about the beheading and then he went and played golf.
Never mind that Bush had hundreds of more vacation days then Obama. Is he supposed to wait for a day with absolutely no news before he takes a break? I don’t even know.
What I do know is that it’s impossible to get unbiased news on MORE than one story at a time.
Remember the good old days where they covered ALL the news around the world and not just the “disaster” of the day? I do and it drives me nuts.
I have actually started watching BBC because at least they cover all sorts of international news and not just what’s going on in one place at a time.
I know I can’t be the only disgruntled person out there. Yesterday Kevin asked what was going on and because I had read a bunch of online news I knew the answer but television is incredibly out of touch at this point.
While I agree that some news stories are important I don’t see why we can only know one situation at a time. People aren’t stupid ya know! (Well, some of them are but certainly not all!)
Are you like me? Do you want a better newscast that tells us about the US AND the world? There are a billion hotspots in the world and I think many of us would like to hear a bit about them all.
Here’s hoping that someone out there in the news world gets the picture.
Just my opinion.