Let’s acknowledge at the top that Abby Huntsman , one of the four anchors of MSNBC’s youth-oriented news show “The Cycle,” has taken on an ambitious task for herself: She’s been trying to discuss U.S. fiscal policy, which is chock full of complicated concepts, in her allotted snippets of 3 1/2 minutes at a time.
If you’re like me and don’t watch MSNBC, you may have missed this. I think it’s worth taking a couple of minutes to understand it.
One must assume that MSNBC approves when Ms. Huntsman decides to double-down instead of correcting the misinformation in her earlier statements.
Remember in all of this, too, that corporate media is all about ratings to sell to advertisers. They know the way to get ratings is to pander to an audience who can be relied on to come back often and to stay as long as possible.
What they may be concluding is that Fox has the model for America – when it comes to cable news, the majority of American TV viewers consistently and constantly demonstrate that they care far more about sensationalism and salaciousness than they do facts.
If we want real journalism and unbiased reporting, we cannot stay silent. It’s like bitching about politics and then not voting. In either case, and IMHO, you don’t get to bitch if you don’t vote and if you don’t voice your concerns, in this case, to corporate media and their newsroom leadership.
So, here’s a petition you can sign to express your concerns to MSNBC thanks to Social Security Works: http://salsa.wiredforchange.com/o/6405/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=9495
You can also get more facts about Social Security at their site.
And I get it. What do all these petitions actually do?
Candidly, I don’t know for sure. I just know it’s better than staying silent and doing nothing.
If you do nothing, you really don’t get to complain.
See on www.latimes.com