Media Matters: Why The News Needs To Stop Covering Mass Murders

December 17, 2012

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Media Matters is where I look at some current event or trend in the media and make fun of it, while at the same time possibly downplaying how serious of a problem it actually is because we would all be sad if I didn’t.

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I already had something planned for today’s post. I had a light hearted joke piece sitting in drafts all ready to go. But I can’t publish that. Not now. It’s not right.

I should probably warn you that this article is going to be quite unfunny, but I feel that it is important enough to write about, and I think most people would agree. I’m not going to get into the politics of it, even though this is as good a time as any, nor will I talk much about the victims and their families. The last thing they need is another blog post discussing their lives.

On Friday, I cried.

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Media Matters: How The News Media Tricks You by Framing A Debate

September 10, 2012

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Media Matters is where I look at some current event or trend in the media and make fun of it, while at the same time possibly downplaying how serious of a problem it actually is because we would all be sad if I didn’t.

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In the days of old, the news media was considered the Truth. That’s in caps because I’m taking about the absolute Truth. Walter Cronkite was the most trusted man in America, all because his job was just to report the events of the day. There was no reason to refute the news, and there was nobody stupid enough to challenge it. Everyone just assumed it was Truth.

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