Sep 24, 2015

Stupid political websites... focus on the negative or they can't sleep at night.

Oh for Gods' sakes.  Do conseravitve nuts really believe this typical basement site click-bait that tells THIS kinda stuff?   Click on it to understand it.
http://www.westernjournalism.com/pope-francis-lectured-the-us-on-immigration-but-forgot-to-mention-this-about-the-vatican/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=WesternJournalism&utm_content=2015-09-24
Exerpt:  Pope Francis is the head of state of the Vatican, which possibly has the most restrictive immigration policies of any nation in the entire world.

While the Vatican welcomes millions of visitors every year, only a very select few people are admitted as residents or citizens.
 
About 450 of the Vatican’s 800 residents are citizens. They consistent primarily of cardinals of the church, the Vatican’s diplomats around the world, or those who live there because of their jobs, like the Swiss guards.  YADA YADA YADA.
Western Journalism right wing Pope-paganda


And that moronic story is spread all over the right wing WEB WORLD!

Radioman's journalism take on this kind of propaganda dogfood:  Reporters --ESPECIALLY PARTISAN ONES-- are always drawn to the negative to redeem themselves to their base readers under the guise of claiming critical objectivity. Selfishly, they go find some where there is none and toot their horns loudly, just like Fox does!

THIS Story.  Tiny Vatican immigration policy is such minutia compared to the message of the Pope's Church in America this week, but partisan media must find at least a LITTLE negativeness if they are to be able to sleep at night.

Too many reporters are into themselves, today's new story CLICKS, and their immediate surroundings, but lack the wisdom to observe what they see in the context of history and important events. Maybe most reporters just don't get out enough so they never gain PERSPECTIVE about what they see when they DO go out.

This story was a joke.   Daily time filler to feed the right wing news junkies.   What a waste bandwidth, given the stories dazzling us this day about this Pope and his message in the US It's not a 'political story', only political reporters would think that. Its about Americans searching for truth, morality, tradition. Yup, the Church has always done a dog and pony show very well. But it affects us just as the traditions of the National Anthem before a baseball game, or the baptism of our own babies in church. What an interesting, and fascinating display...and the Wash Times seems more interested in its own image than an observer of the day's events.

Hard to be proud of my profession, but honestly we did better 25 years ago! We had great teachers from CBS in the 50s and 60s era of Cronkite and others. . I think today's journalists grew up too late and they were taught more about local news studio style on how to smile, fold their hands and read the teleprompTer on which young graduated producers learned to write copy at the 8th grade level.



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