What is ‘News’?

Like many others these days, I rarely listen to/watch the news on TV. At 1 pm today, the BBC news came on and I listened for about two minutes, if that. The headline was (I think!) that some poor woman with a foreign sounding name had been murdered. I switched over without more ado.

I’m sick to death of hearing about misery. You can bet  a pound to a penny that 90% of the report would have been about the tearfulness of relatives and friends. No doubt a police spokesperson would have made the correct statement. But I don’t know because I just do not want to know.

Such reports seem to follow a pattern. A hysterical announcement is made with pics and words from a ‘reporter on the spot’, followed by an interview with a tearful relative or, if no relative can be persuaded, a neighbour. A video of the police erecting a cordon and entering and leaving the area/house usually follows, followed by a police statement.

I just don’t see the point. Such events are the stuff of a local newspaper 2″ columnar report. “The body of a woman was discovered at an undisclosed address. Her husband is being sought. Her two children are being cared for by their grandparents”. Some time later, “A male aged 50 appeared in court today accused of the murder of X. He was remanded in custody”.

If the BBC was reporting the assassination of someone influential, it would make sense (murder always being an assassination), but shit happens. It is not always headline news.

And is that not part of the reason for the demise of the MSM? I read somewhere today that viewers are deserting the BBC news in droves. The report said that the reason is distrust, and that might well be the main reason, but part of the reason might well be the hysteria and misery. Personally, I’m sick to death of the propaganda about the problems of ‘crashing out’ of the EU. Who created that phrase ‘crashing out’? The reality is that we are escaping from a sinking ship.

I also read today that the UK has established a trade agreement with Switzerland which will stand regardless of Brexit. Switzerland is not an EU State, but has trade agreements with the EU. Why was that agreement not headline news? I would have thought that it was very important.

What is NEWS at the moment is the terrible silence and secrecy. Why is the MSM not demanding full revelation? Who is meeting with whom and what is being discussed? It reminds me about how the press was excluded from the last COP event. The further persecution of smokers was discussed in secret.

It is hard to believe that Brexit was voted through by THE PEOPLE. You would be forgiven for thinking that it was voted through as a result of bribery and corruption in high places.

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