TV, Bloooood, look out! death to you!
Some of you remember that to save a few dollars I canceled cable, so I just have the networks and TBS. Now I watch the local morning news, instead of say - Morning Joe. As much as I complained about Morning Joe, let me just say it is a better way to start the day than local news.
On a separate note,
but tv related, I have recently seen two news items about "wonderful" police officers. I can't help but think it is an effort to rehabilitate their reputation. The timing is interesting isn't it? Who sends these "heartwarming" police stories to the news depts? The police dept. maybe? "Look how nice we are. Please air this lovely story which does not involve an officer murdering anyone."
And, he's one out of how many millions? Is this story supposed to make the little lady at home watching (like me) think how wonderful America is? Go USA.
Look at me, this fine Good Morning in America. I have an Apple Watch!Another item that showed some true colors was on the morning show with George Stephanopoulos. They were showing people camped out overnight or more to get the Apple watch. I guess it's not really a 99% story because these people can afford an Apple watch - - but still to me it is.
After their man in the field talks about the campers, and mentions they still have 5 hours to sit outside the store and wait, George mentions "I probably shouldn't say this, but I have the Apple watch." He proceeded to show it off and talk about how great it is, mentioning its many cool features.
Yes, George, you probably shouldn't have mentioned it on the Good Morning America program, but what's it to you if the masses that watch your show have to camp out and wait if they want one. It's a whole different world for the little people isn't it? One you don't have to concern yourself with.
That he mentioned he probably shouldn't mention it, shows he does notice the difference between himself and the average person he just reported on. But, that was the fun for him, the point, and why he couldn't resist.
So, did George call up Apple and say "I'm George Stephanopoulos and I should not have to wait like everyone else. I am a very important person and would like one now, thank you." Or, did Apple reach out to George (and various other uppercrusters) so he could talk it up on his show? Hmmm?
I see through it now when the wealthier than most talk about regular people on the news. The homeless and the campers out. They're offering their commentary on what is to them a separate species in the wild.
We need news shows hosted by regular Joes. Can you picture it? I can.