Thursday, July 11, 2013

The Diminishing Art Of Enlivening The News?


The ratings façade behind broadcasted news is, theoretically, common knowledge? Naturally there's at least a minimal public awareness of a war for popularity. 
Elizabeth Hasselbeck
Not Pictured, Jenny McCarthy
Audience appeal comes first, as described in the book below by New York broadcaster, Bob Teague pictured above with Malcolm. But what better place for cheerful people than delivering bad news? Mr. Teague's book was written in an era ratings ruled. When the escalation of viewer camaraderie hit a peak just before Internet Society found more specific consumer information as invaluable as amusement. Reporter Bob Teague wasn't the first to notice a discrepancy between clarity and flash in packaging journalism. Where the roots of mediocrity are bred from the primary purpose of becoming The Show. Still expected to conform, stationed before screens, today's Flash Gordon existence implies anything's possible when it comes to how well we're uninformed, or not.  

Things could be a lot worse and are if political voices can be so well organized not to listen, that the counter-weight of opposing opinion can't prevail over speech polished complacency while maneuvering behind the scenes still rules the world. Therefore the business of delivering news should be less taken for granted, and less lamented over because there was always the question of who owns the Point-of-View? 

January 2, 1929 - March 28, 2013
The ENLIVENING NBC, 23 second, and WNBC 2:34 & 47 second Bob Teague adieus to the man who criticized shortened stories and cameras beautifully described as pointed at nothing
"This was the story of Howard Beale, the first known instance of a man
who was killed because he had lousy ratings."
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The Appearances Are And Aren't Everything Presidency of President Mohamed Morsi 

There's no question people would argue till kingdom come. Nor doubt solutions are opponents accommodating separate points of view. Making Egypt's Army replacing their elected president, the most troubling aspect of Egypt's Army replacing their elected president. In The New York TimesJuly 4th, 6th, and 9thThomas Friedman eloquently describes the, now mainly jailed, Muslim Brotherhood as Egyptian too. Mr. Friedman points out the economic chain is what everyone should be worried about. Here's wishing calm heads prevail. Politics, whew. Egypt is in the thick of it. 

The Legacy, The Nile
Last Tuesday morning when the New York news announced the Egyptian Army planned to depose President Morsi before the end of the day, my initial sense was - oh come on, that's a Public Relations nightmare. But the relative ease with which a president was forced out corroborates the Egyptian Army is in the Economic Drivers' SeatObviously the military's centrality to the economy grants them control. Fascinating when throughout history military elites have had military intentions. But in this case the hope is as Anwar Sadat was a Military Colonel, fighting is considered immature since this military is trained for business? For Everybody?

Another point over which to fashion some judicious fear is how now twice, pointing crowds has removed presidents in Egypt. Though while these manifestations are laudable as citizens finally having a popular voice, only a fool would think crowd control won't be ratcheted up. The next new government ignoring the bases for hostility and maybe focusing on hiring their own souped-up American Consulting Firm, or another, to design crowd controls that will enable people to appreciate their patriotic options while leaving the satisfied class alone? It's not about rich and poor but fully functioning economies as crowd control remains the big economic trend.

Obviously people are misled to participate in violence?
Los Angeles Times Photo of President Morsi Supporters
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Two 2012 Soapbox Views on George Zimmerman's Sanford, Fl. Trial 
The Cultural Indictment of One Man?
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