I’ve been trying to pinpoint the reason why journalism is in a state of rapid decline. I’m not saying that people aren’t tuning in, because that’s obviously not the case. However, it seems that subscribers invest their time into the same monotonous crap every day. It’s kind of difficult to understand how the internet provides us an endless source of information, yet we can’t shift topics for more than 24 hours.
Think about it. Your local morning news show might actually be the only network discussing a multitude of issues. They’ll discuss weather, crime, heartwarming stories from your neighborhood and sometimes global news. Now think about the major political broadcast networks and publishers. Not only can they not transition away from the same conversation for more than a minute a day, but each one reports on the same issue as if the story it’s somehow unique to them. Now, does this stray away from any news source in the past? Not entirely. But it seems that journalists love to beat a dead horse now more than ever.
Let’s talk about one of the most popular subjects in the world, President Donald Trump. Trump could be eating a bagel at a Kosher Deli in New York, and CNN would somehow make it controversial. Maybe he smears his cream cheese in a weird way or maybe his request for bacon comes off as Anti-Semitic, who knows? The Left will find something wrong with it nonetheless. At the same time, Trump could light that same deli on fire and Fox news would somehow justify his actions. Either way, you will hear both networks talk about that same story for the next 48 hours as if nothing else happened in the world. The networks won’t just report a story and move on, they’ll host dialogues where “experts” offer their opinions on the topic on several other shows throughout the day. These experts are often the most bias and over opinionated media personalities each network can find. (Enter douchebag professor from X University)
So, here we stand constantly reusing the same material, discussing the same issues and recycling the same content each day as if something is going to ever change. Don’t think that this issue only pertains to the world of politics. You will find this same problem everything ranging from Sports Broadcast to Daytime Television. We’re all stuck in the cogs of the same machine and it’s our own fault. If people ever want to break the loop, they need to stop buying into the monotony that networks sell…
Or, we can keep beating a dead horse and watch whatever stupid cat video pops up on our newsfeed. Whatever gets you through the day.
Prime time news is like elevator music – dull, repetitive, white noise in the background while you are waiting for something else. The real reason that the MSM goes over the same news in an endless loop is because there just isn’t enough interesting stuff to talk about 24/7.
But stupid cat videos? Nah! I’ll take those Russian dashcam clips anytime.