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Breaking Bad News

This is just a small expose, a minor critique, of the "Big Three" cable new outlets. They are so... embarrassing. (updated to remove some remarks about persons, 2-2-2018; see broken news anchors)

This is what happens on "The News" during a day: the 8:00AM show opens up with a (nearly shouted) "Breaking News" or "News Alert" they just must bring to your attention... With graphics flashing across the screen embellished by booming sounds... The viewer is sucked in in a circle to... the show's host...

Whether yet another Trump Administration "thing", or yet another immigration "thing", or yet another murder, fire, plane crash "thing", the visual and audio effrontery is meant to trigger anxiety. Unknowingly, viewers are being had as they are subjected to base propaganda meant to eviscerate their emotional being...

CNN just loves the gravelly voiced announcer introducing their latest expose of a blond-haired young woman's "brutal" murder. And FoxNews' love for an "alert" about the latest immigrant or person of color charged with a "horrible crime", complete with prominent mug-shots. While MSNBC loves to concentrate on Trump's associates running "afoul" of the law.

(Though they all occasionally overlap such coverage, their motives are quite clear to the distinguishing eye. Alas, it seems that not enough watch through such eyes.)

To take MSNBC for example, at 8:00AM they open with their latest (or yesterday's or last week's) "breaking news". Then, when the next "host" comes on at 9:00AM, they too open with their "breaking news" which just so happens to be the previous hour's news. This continues at 10:00AM, 11:00AM, 12:00PM, 1:00PM, 2:00PM, 3:00PM ad nauseam till 11:00PM with "The Last Hour", with it too opening with the same but by now "Broken", "Breaking News". By then, if your are still watching, your dinner is making its way back up out of your stomach...

MSNBC tries to hard "to make a point", to "expose" Trump and his surrogates as the sycophants that they are – they just do not do a good job at it, leaving them open to ridicule by...

Fox News. Whose lies – subtle and blatant – will never be seen by their viewers as lies. But Fox News knows propaganda well. How much their pundits/hosts are aware of their role in creating this propaganda remains to be seen. How so many Fox hosts can be seen as knowledgeable when they are not even intelligent boggles the mind...

Fox News tries hard to instill anger in their viewers; anger and resentment at the Liberal's and the Government's "Robin Hood" like actions. The poor are poor because they are lazy and because Obama something or other. Oh, yeah, and "they" not only want to take away your guns, but to also force you to treat gay people as non-gay people.

CNN... Befuddles me. Not liars, not propagandists, not... I don't know... They seem to defy category. Given their coverage of plane crashes, train derailments and "terrorist" attacks, their exploitive nature is obvious. Yeah, I guess that's it. CNN simply exploits their audience.

The Goldilocks network. Not too hard, not too soft... Not too left, not too right... Leaving them all over the map but without direction... Oooo, look! Another plane crash...

This is what Cable News has become: Tabloidism. Going for a base, emotional reaction in their viewers. While never putting things in historical context, never even attempting to educate their viewers. Never caring about anything except for ratings.

How sad that "Sad!" has become the final word for so many things today...

"The News" is broken. The first sign was when they changed to have the "BREAKING NEWS" label – though FoxNews uses "News Alert" – for all their subjects which are then repeated hour after hour, day after day, until some other subject breaks. When no new subject breaks they recycle a previous "Breaking News" story, with new speculations about possibilities of what consequences may be. I.e. guesses... Though Fox News' followups rate the rants category...

Publisher: John Gwot Gordon Geck: Editor

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