With so much going on in the world today you would think it would be a real opportunity for the journalists of the world (or at least the US where there is still freedom of the press, but who knows for how long…). But it doesn’t take too much flipping of the channels to realize that the news has become milk: homogenized and pasteurized. Everyone is reporting the same news stories and in many cases, almost with the same words (or at least the same catch phrases. I am so sick of hearing “at the end of the day…” and hearing about the “heartbreaking photos of wildlife” impacted by the gulf oil disaster” — people, you have college degrees! I assume you have a reasonable command of the English language to be able to use some different descriptive terms!).
I can only assume that somewhere, somebody is cranking out the news stories and just feeding them to all the media outlets who then parrot whatever they read on their teleprompters. But then I have to wonder where that one person might be actually FINDING the news to send out. (Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain…) Maybe the news media all get their news from each other and that’s why it sounds so much alike from channel to channel.