Monday, March 21, 2011

Why I'm Skeptical of the News

So this morning I figure I'll look at an online news site, which I tend to avoid doing because it's generally ridiculously framed and not informative enough for thinking people. (Which is not to say I'm not up on current events, I'm just pretty picky about where I go for my information. Usually I stick to the BBC, where they occasionally have actual reporting.)

So civil war is popping up in the Arab world like a  massive game of whack-a-mole, the UN has sanctioned bombing Qaddafi, and Japan is a radioactive wasteland. But when I look at the top 10 stories, what do I find?

"Zombies Ahead" warns road sign in South Carolina

Sammy Hagar say he was abducted by aliens.

(Although I will say, seeing as South Carolina is represented by the likes of Jim DeMint and Joe Wilson, if you find yourself wandering through there, you're going to find some pretty hungry zombies.)

1 comment:

  1. The good news is, MIT is saying that Japan is not, in fact, anywhere near a radioactive wasteland? I dunno. I'm avoiding the news and even BJ for awhile. Trying to deal with the four major opportunities in my life simultaneously has me as tense as... as something... I'm really tense, okay?!