Monday, January 10, 2011

The Tabloid Narrative...

Remember all of those dead birds?

Yeah, me neither.

That was sooooo last 24 hours. Now its the shooting in Arizona.

It's bizarre seeing sites and writers who should no better get caught up in all of this tabloidesque-24hr-news--o-rama.

In a week it will off the radar and out of the public's media induced ADD infected present tense conscientiousness.

It's pointless to bother writing responses to every rumor or opinion column in the MSM. "It's all just dust in the wind, dude."
Even the MSM doesn't take their weekly topics seriously, no matter how dramatic or tragic the actual story is. It's just entertainment. Distraction. Almost every single week there is a "dramatic" new story to come along.

How many school shootings have there been?
How many can you name by school or location? One.

Remember the shooting at the army base last year? Where was that?

Remember the earthquake in Haiti? Katrina? The volcano in Iceland? Snowmageddon?

Keep the focus on the big picture, the grand narrative. Don't descend into the tabloid-mindset. It's pointless and a waste of time.