"To appoint a monarchist to conduct the affairs of a republic, is like appointing an atheist to the priesthood." -Thomas Jefferson
I remember my freshman year of college when I learned why I was really passionate about broadcasting. Presenting the news to citizens of my country seemed like such a great and rewarding service. I remember learning how to be a watchdog, to stay alert, and to present both sides of an issue to the public fairly.
Then I transferred universities. A decision I do not regret but was indeed an eye opener. I continued my broadcasting path and upon this I learned how to be a lapdog. Wow! I could barely keep my jaw from hitting the floor when I first heard a professor state that being objective is impossible and no one expects this from journalists these days. "Who cares?" Hmm, well, actually I do care if a journalist is being objective. I want to hear both sides of an issue, and then make a decision for myself.
I bring up all of this because of the recent comments about the White House and Fox News. It is really starting to agitate me and got me thinking about the media in generall. Personally, I think the White House is embarrassed that FNN calls them out. Fox is by no means a perfect network but then again, a perfect news network is unfortunately not out there. Having a news network cater to you is not realistic when you are in a position of power. However, the White House's hissy fit against Fox News should come as no surprise. The media as a whole has worshiped every move President Obama and his frivolous crew has made, so naturally when someone throws a wrench their plan goes a little of course.
When the White House and its leaders start to act monarchical it frightens me. When the media is so skewed, that also frightens me. I would suggest journalists to go back to college and learn the basics, however I'm afraid they aren't teaching those basics in college classrooms anymore. People should be concerned that overall the media is no longer being a watchdog. So, it is now up to we the people to be those watchdogs our country needs us to be.
And let us all remember and never forget who our most important Leader is.
"Men must be governed by God or they will be ruled by tyrants." –William Penn
On a lighter note...it is almost the weekend. Prince Patrick and I are planning to escape to my farm where I have no worries and cares about the news. (What a relief!) I look forward to hanging out by the fireplace with my friends. A relaxing weekend with my Prince, his brother, and the Admirable AliG is JUST what I need.
Speaking of the Admirable AliG, did you know that my best friend is going to be my sister?! Yup, I get married in June and she in October. So much to look forward to, starting with this upcoming weekend.
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