The news is really a story. It is the story of what is real in the world in which we live. It is meant to be truth. It is what tells us if things are good, bad or ugly. It is something we should be able to count on as being a reporting of the facts that shape our world. At least, that is what I was taught to believe.
Well, I have to say, that the news is everything but. The "news" today is a shameful corporate marketing tool. It is also used to promote the agendas of some ruthless people with absolute absurdity and blatant deception. The news of today is not the news of Edward R. Murrow or Walter Cronkite. Those were much better days for journalism. Instead, the media is full of shameless lies for the purpose of propagating hideously distorted, misleading and deceptive propaganda (FOX is the worst). There are those that refer to FOX as FAUX NEWS.
The news needs a remake. Why? Because the news we watch today is not real news. Corporate sponsors with corporate agendas run it.
Aaron Sorkin hits things on the head with his new series The Newsroom on HBO.
[For a wee bit of a counterpoint to the "storytelling as truth or deception" you might want to see this: It's your duty to lie http://j.mp/Uj2KIF]