Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Why Branding News Is Best For Us, Is Not What's Best About Us

How cataclysmic events are defines newsworthiness. So it is a shame now news gathering expenditures are cut to the bone. Now that there's such an apparent necessity for timely informed updates on catastrophic natural events. Such as hurricanes and our heart beat in anticipation of Middle East developments again. Will cheap still mean we just ominously listen to what newsmakers provide? 

Public opinion is a potentially tough lucrative business. Be careful. Appropriately we've already had this modern age's lament for quality investigative journalism. - The,really loud, thumping of the oncoming collapse of serious news was extremely audible once 60 MINUTES, in addition to celebrity issues, began devoting a third of every program to celebrity guests. Popular television, so what?


ABC         NBC
If Barbara Walters weren't so embedded at ABC she'd have been a coup acquisition for turning that landmark television news magazine broadcast into a brand new genre buster of this next, new, finely tuned era shaped by celebrity. Cool. But partly why popularly elected political celebrities posture ("bombs bursting in air") from podiums, then militarily compromise violence that never actually starts to end. Concessions go unaccomplished because a frame of mind is carved in the Middle East. Where everyone is somehow not supposed to live with everyone else. This is not compromise. This is a civilization's responsibility. It should be Israeli law that West Bank settlements provide equal educations even if Palestinians are bused in. Period. This back and forth vengeful cycle of revenge over homeland lacks pragmatism. Killing is not redemption
Jeff Roysdon war comics

Well. For everyone concerned then this generation's news is, like others, better shown in installments too. Rather than peaceful permanent accord, story after story is polished well enough for various publics. Proving craft more valuable than substance. Revenge and vengeance still fill the paid seats. Yet uncompromising popular anger is a game more than defending principle. No? 

Sincere Walter Cronkite of CBS?
A very good essay, I read last weekend, that adds perspective to hero fascination was Lucian Truscott IV's A Phony Hero For A Phony War in The New York TimesDAILY ASTORIAN countless sources. 


So niche marketing is stealing our ability to properly pay for professional news gathering. While ironically the display hasn't changed on the page or screen. Nor has an extremely desperate desire to provide your information. Indeed it is easy to blame sponsors for marginalizing public taste for accuracy and authenticity. But what else can be done when we're so wrapped up in the need to be entertained, that news is made into game shows, Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!and support for local news depends on really good funnies.


Of course everyone isn't particularly fond of when certain slants develop that are opposite our point of view. But someone paid to watch and pay close professional attention is all we have. When there's no such thing as bad publicity. And when unfortunately what's lost to understanding is that the peace loving people of the Middle East aren't really heard. 

Israeli beaches are among the world's best. While the world is just too modern for violent misunderstanding.

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November  19, 2012
A Reproduction Of An Example Of A Noble Warrior's 
Hope For Reconciliation 
Thanksgiving, or Thanksgiving Day, is a holiday celebrated in the United States on the fourth Thursday in November. Officially an annual tradition since 1863, when, during the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national day of "Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens", to be celebrated on Thursday, November 26.[1] The event that some Americans commonly call the "First Thanksgiving" was celebrated by the Pilgrims after their first harvest in the New World in 1621.[2] The first Thanksgiving feast lasted three days, and was attended by 53 Pilgrims and 90 Native Americans.[3] The New England colonists were accustomed to regularly celebrating "thanksgivings"—days of prayer thanking God for blessings such as military victory or the end of a drought, though the 1621 events were likely not a religious observation.[4] 

Even Canadians and Americans like to think they're two countries.

* Full disclosure: I listen to Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!
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