Usually, I use this blog to discuss music, music history, or local events of interest to Big Lewie listeners.
As a broadcast journalist, however, I feel the need to touch on a national issue – the media. The political climate in the United States is intense to say the least. Our Nation is divided, and the national media, if not fully to blame, is a co-conspirator.
The free press was designed as a watchdog on government. A great idea put forth by the Founding Fathers. Today’s media is a disgrace, becoming the story instead of accurately reporting on it. The national news is a media-controlled narrative put forth to further an agenda, not to inform. Lost in the shuffle is the American public, left on its own to decipher the news and determine the truth. A tremendous disservice.
In any other profession, this behavior would be malpractice. For today’s national media, it is a pompous pat on the back.
Be careful what you read. Be careful what you hear. Most of it is false media.