Saturday, April 23, 2016

Why I Hardly Pay any Attention to the "News" Anymore,

The so-called "Artist: formally known as Prince" has died from unknown causes.  The autopsy has just been finalized according to various news outlets, and I have one question to ask...why the media spectacle?

I can understand if it was say a Pope, the Queen of England (believe me, when she passes it will be all over the news.), or a relevant and popular celebrity; but we are talking about a pop icon from the 80's who has not done much of anything after that.  I can understand the media spectacle of David Bowie, he still was relevant, but Prince?

What is Prince known for:  Purple Rain, When Doves Cry, Raspberry Beret, 1999...all of them 80's songs.  Why is this news?

I am not trying to berate the man who has recently past, but simply commenting on the sad state of the mass press.  The 24-hour news cycle has made a circus of the press and has thoroughly dumbed down the collective conscience...is it any wonder why so many are turning to smaller news outlets for news?

If you still receive your sole news source from CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC, etc; then do yourself a favour and find a sensible blog, or smaller publication that doesn't turn to the owner of TMZ for expert advice.