“Surely in a democracy it’s time for us to quit being sentimental and say the question we settle in an election is not whether elites shall rule , but which elite shall rule”.
- George Will
This frank admission goes to the heart of what is wrong with today’s news. We need television news that doesn’t represent one section of the elite or another, but reports with ordinary people’s interests in mind.[/quote]
They have ordinary peoples interests in mind.
They report on J-LO, and Micheal Jacksons funeral and Paris Hilton and so on.
The things that you think they should be interested in are of no interest to them and a company that reported them would go broke.
It is not the media, or the “elites” or the church, or the evil companies that are to blame, no, most people lack the intellectual capacity or the will to learn something new and no amount of top down tinkering will ever change that.
This is mis-directed. Do people waste time on the absurd and mundane? Yes, however if the real issues of the day were front and center and being discussed in an open and unbiased way the world would be a much different place. The purpose of the mass media, which after all is a large corporation, is to maximize profits at just about any expense.
They bombard the masses with the unimportant so as to marginalize them and keep them out of the real discussion. The mass media is biased to those who own it. It is their interests that it serves not the people of the United States.
I just thought it interesting that George Will admitted this on national TV.[/quote]
Ah, it is a conspiracy…
It could not possibly be that most people are shallow and ignorant and wish to remain so?