THE NEWS MEDIA, AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY!
The rain usurped my usual tee time at 7 am this morning so I chose to watch the news again and what a waste of time. Now even Fox News is beginning to join the war against President Trump. How anyone can suffer with watching ABC, NBC or CBS and their all news network stations deserves a Purple Heart Medal for being wounded in action. Every national television network is no longer a news source. Now it presents individual “Actors” posing as commentators that are as dishonest as Al Capone. Twisted facts, personal opinions, bias, and performances worthy of an Academy Award for acting is not “reporting the news”!
Between 6 am and noon I watched every move Jared Kushner made as he was leaving a car at the Capital. He then proceed and I was able to watch every step he took along corridors to be interviewed by some Senate group of puppet lawyers. Watching this once was probably news reporting but after 16 times, five in just one hour, I found reruns of NCIS far more interesting than commentary by ten different retired politicians, bureaucrats and an array of Fox reporters. This coupled with other snippets about Russian influence in the last election were far too much.
Why can’t the media take at least part of one day a week for the next several months to report factual in-depth pictures of the infrastructure which is crumbling. A report from each State would be something us common folks would connect with. Pictures of bridges that are crumbling is news we all need. Which State is better or worse and why?
A detailed factual report on how many people are on welfare and do not have to work in each State would be news. Showing how people in the 1930”s, when I was a boy, that actually worked to build infrastructure instead of sitting on their butts while others feed them would be news. Progress to fix problems or continue to ignore them is called news.
Another interesting news report on how long it takes a military veteran to get, in some cases, inadequate treatment. We could watch first hand the actual differences of treatment available in each State. That my friends is news the people need to make decisions on who to vote for in future Congressional elections.
Do a series of reports on healthcare in each State to commend the positive and focus attention on the negative facts. Report why Insurance costs are not the same in each state and why. Focus in on why insurance companies cannot cross State lines to sell the same policies and who is controlling the decisions of difference. Wow, this might actually help get the politicians who will not act to stop this senseless regulation be voted out of office.
Actually send reporters to each State to report on how many illegal aliens actually create costs to feed, educate, treat medically and house them. Report on why they are allowed to have jobs while able Americans sit on their butt and draw welfare. The differences in each State would be facts us folks could use to elect politicians who guarantee they will even the Federal playing field. If Louisiana voters have to pay twice as much to handle illegals as New Hampshire for example may force Congress to do something except chase Russians. They might actually help make America Great Again, and spend more time at work than on vacation?
It is time for Americans to rise up again like we did when we elected Trump. We need to help him make Congress work instead of debate. We need to vote to throw out every politician, Republican and Democrat, that rather get face time on a news program than represent the people.
I am hoping that the weather tomorrow will let me tee off at 7 am. I just heard that Kushner will testify tomorrow with another herd of government lawyers for a House of Representative committee. I know this sounds simple but why can’t two Houses of Congress harass Mr. Kushner at the same time? Folks “common sense” is not possible in the Washington Swamp. Do you agree or disagree?
C Brewer 7-24-17