Yeah...so this post isn't really about the recent health care reform legislation, so much as it's about what it helps to illustrate about the current state of the news media.
While I'm completely aware that news outlets are indeed businesses and as such they will do what they have to in order to keep ratings up and advertising money coming in. However, in my efforts to make an informed decision about the health care plan, I found myself bombarded with opinion after opinion and analysis after analysis.
While I can enjoy and respect the views of others, I'd rather not form my own opinion based on the opinions of others. Also, lets be honest, "analysis" is simply an educated opinion as opposed to an emotional opinion.
WTF Corporate Media...where are the facts?!?
Why the hell can't I find a simple list of the things that are included in the health care legislation or any other legislation for that matter?
I'm not sure what it will take to get our news media back to it's previous glory. It's currently an arrant land fraught with puff pieces and political/economic commentary, where we seldom find an oasis of truth. These oases are becoming ever harder to find. Please CNN, Fox News, and yes even you local news outlets, we're thirsty for the truth and frankly we don't give a damn what you think we want to make up our own minds. Is it asking so much to be allowed to make up our own minds based on simple plain facts? Apparently it is, but by God I'm going to keep asking.
Like that dirty little thief Oliver Twist once asked..."Please sir, may I have some more?"