A little help here January 7, 2011Posted by Peeps in just general griping, news, random stuff.
Can someone please explain to me who is it that decides that something is news?
Why in the name of all that’s holy does anyone care what the President wears? While he’s on vacation? For the eighty-seventh time during his administration? What makes this news? It’s not as though he’s Paris freaking Hilton, thank the Lord. Cut. It. Out.
Celebrity news is bad enough. That’s easy enough to ignore. Which is something I practice. But someone has to make this sort of thing stop.
Any news article about the President should have a direct connection to his job and what he’s doing (or not doing) for this country. I am sick of hearing about his every move. And I’m not even talking about the current President. Every single one of them since Nixon has been getting the same sort of non-stop coverage that makes the press seem like even bigger idiots than they already are.
Okay, for what it’s worth, back when the first President Bush vomited on the Prime Minister of Japan, I laughed. It was funny. But it did have a direct effect on our relations with the Japanese. So, that would make it news.
News is supposed to be something important that the public should know about. If you live in Massachusetts, knowing that your lieutenant governor is willing to risk his life for someone else is news.
I don’t personally need to know what color tie the President is wearing today. Or what his favorite food is. Or anything else about him other than he’s doing his level best to keep this country safe and prosperous. Naturally.
So, if you know who the people are in charge of deciding what is news and what isn’t, let me know where I can find them. I’d like to have a quiet chat with them.