Friday, 22 August 2014

Doom and Gloom

Doom and gloom again
That is how I feel reading
From the front pages

Disaster faces us
Or vain sports and pop starlets
Journalism stinks

The seeds have been sown
For newspapers destruction
Why do I feel sad?

For I remember
When reporting was an art
All was black and white

This is one more nail
Truthful reporting now dumb
From the front pages

We are now mindless
Tools for hidden persuaders
Our brains are now dead

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  1. Journalism has gone the way of the awful way the whole mess in St. Louis was reported. It's pathetic when we can't believe in anything in print.

  2. When it comes to the Tv and news yes....but hopefully there will always remain a few of us who kick against the print...

  3. I find the headlines fairly useless. It's all sensationalism, and you have to dig deep to get at the information you really need to know. It can be exhausting.

  4. A sad yet accurate account of journalism today. I treat it as pure entertainment these days!