The Feeding Frenzy Of News Food
We’ve all heard of some of the most talked about people in the news, celebrities included, and there is no wonder why as their popularity grows. People want to know who they are following, what they think, what they are going to be like next week, the week after and so forth. It’s a way for them to follow celebrity gossip and get a little glimpse into who they may become if things stay the way they are right now. And while many people do enjoy this entertainment, there are others that watch the news every day with dread. Is it just that they can’t stomach the idea of living without some form of entertainment, or is there something else at work in the background that they are not aware of?
In recent years, with the advent of cable and satellite television and the internet, people have lost the joy of news gathering. Now, they simply turn on the television and whatever is on will do, the news program will be over by the time they get to another word and they are doomed to another day of boredom. While this is not done entirely as a deliberate act on the part of the news media, there is more than enough negligence going on to allow people to slip up into the habit of not being well informed about what is going on.
This means that people may think they are getting news when they are really just getting more opinion filled hype disguised as news. That is not to say that the news food will not have any influence, but it will be the opinion of the person writing the story and not necessarily the news team covering the story. The same goes for political and celebrity news. While it is possible for such news to have an effect on how people feel or how a situation may develop, the general public isn’t likely to find the information that is provided for them through such media to be all that exciting.