Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Misc.

Last night one of the major stories on KOB Eyewitness News was one about the reality show 'Dancing with the Stars".  When I see this kind of journalism I do really think that the movie Hunger Games is not so far fetched.  That movie shows the reality show where young people are forced to compete and kill each other for a stupefied audience.  Journalism on local TV is dead, dead, dead.  How can these anchors, who know better, just sit there and barf out these news stories.  Here is a story they should be doing, given we are an oil producing state where petro dollars will be poured in to defeat progressive candidates.

2 comments:

Vicki said...

The linked article is excellent, Jim. I for one am very aware of the API propaganda constantly soft-pedaled by some nice looking and well-spoken actors and actresses who earnestly tell you how the oil and gas industry "is concerned about the environment and making us energy independent and creating millions of jobs - blah, blah, blah". The ads are so innocuous and pleasant, I doubt that anyone thinks about the messenger and their bad safety record or their role in escalating gasoline prices through speculation, selling most of their product to foreign countries, and taking refineries off-line.

Bubba Muntzer said...

I just posted something about public lands in Utah (and elsewhere) I'd like you to be aware of, if you're not already. Thanks.