The World According To Bob

Bob Allen is a philosopher and cyber libertarian. He advocates for the basic human rights of men. Bob has learned to cut through the political nonsense, the propaganda hate, the surface discourse, and talk about the underlying metamessage that the front is hiding. Bob tells it like it is and lets the chips fall where they may. If you like what you read be sure to bookmark this blog and share it with your friends.

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You can't make wrong into right by doing wrong more effectively. It's time for real MEN to stand up and take back our families, our society, and our self respect. It is not a crime to be born a man. It is not a crime to act manly.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Who, what, when, where, why, and how?

That used to be the guide for news reporters. They needed to answer those questions as part of their story. Not so any more. Today's TV "reporters" and I put it in quotes because that's not what they are, no longer tell us the answers to any of the important questions, who, what, where, why, and how. I see CNN, FOX, and the others running film clips from somewhere, sometime, something, over and over, while the voice over blathers on with some inane drivel. They NEVER tell us anymore what the pictures are about, when they were taken, who the people are, why they were there, or how things got there. For example, tonight on CNN they did a piece about the REPORTERS feelings after seeing tragedy in New Orleans. One reporter was on a bridge talking about how some people have died, and they showed a body under a tarp. Did they tell us who the dead man was? When had he died? When was the film shot? What caused his death? Where he was located? Why he had died? Or How he came to be dead on the bridge? Not a bit of it. The dead body was just filler. Their "story" was about the FEELINGS of the reporter.

In the subsequent half hour CNN blathered on about contaminated water without giving any details concerning relative contaminants, and about how some "celebrities" have come to New Orleans to get into the limelight about the human catastrophe. Meanwhile on the screen they were showing a half hour of file footage taken over the past week or more showing scenes of flooded buildings, people in boats, etc. No word was spoken about who, what, where, why, or how of any of the people in the video.

I may be wrong, not likely, but it seems to me that TV news has sunk to the lowest level in the history of news reporting. All the fundamentals of news reporting have been tossed out in favor of emotional pleas and "human interest" discussion.

Come on you media people. Have you no professional competence at all?


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