Like many of you, I’m sure, I’ve been following the breaking news on swine flu with interest over the last few days. So what do you think? Is it more media hype than worthy of hysteria?
Is it just me, or does it seem that the news media has changed since we were kids? They used to report facts, mostly. When a reporter’s opinion figured into the piece, it was generally labelled as an editorial, not as news. These days, when I read an article online or watch TV at 10 o’clock, it itsn’t so easy to sort out the facts f rom the editorial. The so-called “news” seems all about stirring the pot, flash and pizzazz, pushing agendas, and ratings. Yup, putting the country in a panic about an upcoming flu pandemic is likely to up the ratings, all right.
I miss the good old days.