The problem with news syndicates now is that they are largely biased one way or the other. So most people watch news that resonates with them and what they believe in, which really defeats the purpose in the first place. If you’re simply watching news that you agree with, then what value does it serve?
Despite this, one of my favorite shows is the The Daily Show and I think Jon Stewart is brilliant. It also surprises me how the team at The Daily Show is able to regularly come up with material for his show, as it seems there is always something ridiculous happening. Of course a lot of his show has one source for their material being Fox News and their over-the-top, irrational stories that can only make you laugh.
A recent piece on Fox News just baffled me, as they criticized Michelle Obama for having Common as a guest poet at the White House. Basically, they portrayed Common as violent and misogynistic, conclusions drawn from a few lines of a single poem, largely ignoring the rest of his work. This was the focus of yesterday’s The Daily Show and you can watch the clip below to get a better understanding of the situation.
I just don’t get it. This is the kind of stuff that is covered on the news now? And it’s not just Fox News, but the overall quality and value of the news is deteriorating and it’s quite sad to say the least.