Why is everyone obsessed with Tiger Woods? I turned on the “news” today to see what’s happening in the world and even though there was an earthquake in California all I could find was “news” on Tiger. I swear if Tiger sneezes they’ll report on it. I’m one of those people that just do not care two hoots about Tiger and his sexual exploits. When I turn on the news I want to hear about politics, issues and what’s happening in the world that will possibly affect my life. Tiger will never affect my life in any way possible. Neither will Jesse James, John Edwards or Mark Sanford and yet these are the most important stories to hit the airways in the past year. I know more about each of these men’s sex lives than I do about the recently passed health care reform bill. The news media has been taking their cues from the National Inquirer. The press is lazy and not willing to do the hard work to really report news or even to know what is newsworthy. Truthfully, men having sex is not news. It’s been happening for years. It even happened in the “olden” days. As much as we think we are above the fray and so over the puritanical nature of our heritage we cannot escape it because the press keeps pressing the flesh of these men in our faces night after night. In my mind this is done to make money but to also keep our little minds busy with fluff while something really important is going on. We all know how the shell game works. The magician distracts us to the point that we have no clue which cup “it” is under. Today the news is full of distraction to keep our minds off important issues like the war, the economy and health care for all.
It doesn’t matter who is in power, a Republican or a Democrat. It is only important that we all remain distracted and more interested in these sexual exploits of these men than in real issues. Heaven forbid if we found out General Electric is profiting off these two wars or will potentially make a bundle off the “green” and “health care” economy push! http://www.corpwatch.org/section.php?id=19
While G.E. profits their network, NBC, reports the news to us. We never get the connections G.E. has to many of the issues we face today. http://www.ge.com/products_services/index.html
As you can see G.E. touches our lives in many ways. They have their fingers in a lot of proverbial pies including the maker of “news” or what gets served up as news. Is there any wonder why we keep hearing about Tiger or Jesse?