Not Good News

Where’s the good news?  The REAL good news.  Is there really nothing other than “feel-good” stories big media can find to broadcast?  Lester Holt’s stories of inspiration “to inspire others”  are nice, but they are totally subjective, playing on emotions.  It’s not really news that bad things happen to good people, nor is it a new idea that there are still people in this world who will go out of their way to help their neighbor.  It seems that Harry Smith got a life-changing lesson when he covered the flood of 1993.  He had never seen people care for each other like that, and it changed him.  Somehow those stories coming out of Hurricane Katrina were never aired, but instead that catastrophe was used for more negative spins on how the government let people down, the response time was inadequate, etc.  The media was screaming how much help those people needed, but they didn’t do much to help them.  I always find it interesting the media can get a reporter on the ground to talk about the lack of aid being on the ground where they are.  Of course, it’s not the job of the watchdog of America to offer aid.

Why must there be a negative spin on everything that comes across the TV screen?  If we start looking for good news based on truth in national news reports, we’re going to be hard pressed to find any.

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, most news reports today are based on opinion than on fact.  Reporters have learned to ask questions, but they don’t ask the right questions.  Why?  Because when you ask enough of the right questions, the truth becomes clearer.  You have to ask why isn’t the truth important to them?  There are other news outlets who work to give clear factual reports as much as possible.  Why don’t they all?

Mike Huckabee said in reading a TIME story called “Trump’s War on Washington”, he realized he could “get better and more accurate information if I stood in the checkout line at the supermarket and picked the trashiest tabloid. This kind of contemptuous and condescending story on the part of TIME magazine is at the zenith of what people are disgusted by,”

For eight years President Obama suffered very little, in fact was mostly supported by, the national news media.  He was not ridiculed, belittled, or attacked with the ferociousness with which we see President Trump being attacked.  Instead of giving even the smallest amount of praise for accomplishments of the Trump Administration, big news is spinning the facts and calling it the way they want to see it, not the way it is.

Now the other side of the coin:  Sharyl Attkisson of CBS news, fairly well-known for investigative reporting, has proof of the Obama Administration hacking her computers and not only deleting files, but actually planting three classified documents on one of her computers between 2011 and 2013.  Of three separate forensic examiners, who confirmed the intrusion into her computers, one said a Government I.P. address was used.  Attkisson said it occurred during the Obama Administration’s crackdown on whistleblowers, and she deals with whistleblowers.  Attkisson is suing the Department of Justice for $35 million:  “In my lawsuit, we seek to learn who had access to the I.P. address that was used to infiltrate my computer.  To date, the DOJ has taken multiple steps to block us from finding the answer.”

A lot of the hacking may not be foreign-based at all.  And that’s not good news, either.