Honestly I’d Rather not see Brian Williams anymore

Jeff Koterba cartoon for February 6, 2015"Brian Williams Chinook NBC"News is about trust, and for it to be viewed as honest you need an honest news anchor.  In the way that Walter Cronkite and Edward R. Murrow formed a trusted building block of our faith in the American news media, we need this kind of trust to hold the fabric of our society together.   The news used to form our national shared value system.  We’d all listen to the same broadcasts on a few networks and we’d trust the distinguished men who somberly delivered the news, and just the news.  Unfortunately most news has degenerated into a fragmented cacophony of sound bites that scream banally to a far right wing camp (Fox) and an ultra left wing cabal (MSNBC.)   CNN is at least attempting a middle course, yet many of its reporters still show a bias.    The major networks, NBC, ABC and CBS have all had their cases of obvious bias from CBS’s Dan Rather out and out lying about George W. Bush’s service record in an attempt to influence a Presidential election, to NBC’s Andrea Mitchell who is so blatantly fawnish on Obama one wonders if she has a picture of him next to her nightstand.  Maybe she and Chris Matthews (MSNBC) could form a threesome with her Obama picture and they’d both get Matthews professed tingle up their legs.   Now add Brian William’s war hero fantasy into the mix and we wonder if NBC stands for Neurotic Brain Condition.   Have we reached the point where there is no trusted news sources anymore?   I believe so.  It seems all media outlets are bought and sold, and we have been willing accomplices by watching only those news shows that pander to our preconceived political beliefs.     In Russia there was/is a saying “Pravda nyet Izvestia, Izvestia nyet Pravda.”   Translated that is a play off of the two main Soviet era news sources Pravda (truth) and Izvestia (news), wherein Russians believed there was no truth in news and no news in truth.   Have we come to that here in America?    Apparently so.  Although Brian Williams lie doesn’t matter in the big scheme of things, it is yet another symptom of the fact that in American media Izvestia nyet Pravda, Pravda nyet Izvestia.  How did we ever sink so low?

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Posted on February 6, 2015, in Geopolitics, Outrages, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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