Tuesday, October 20, 2009
THIS is the problem with US mainstream media.....Balloon Boy. Not the boy literally, but the symbol that Balloon Boy is. The media fixates and obsesses on an inconsequential blip on the gossip radar, time after time after time. The fixation comes in many forms, usually the missing white girl of the week, and the Easy Media will crow that this is what the viewers want to see. When in fact, this phenomena is actually an inadvertent admission of irrelevancy. The US MSM has given up on investigative journalism; it has fallen in line with the corporate ownership; and it has actually promoted the two party tabloid paradigm, instead of acting as an impartial check and balance on political and ideological corruption.