|Our new foreign policy|
I've heard it said you can tell a great deal about a person by what they find humorous. While I agree that statement is true, I believe it is also accurate to claim you can tell a lot about a society by examining what its media choses to cover and not to cover. I'm aware most people watch television, read and dick around on social media for entertainment but that's not what I'm referring to. The headlines and stories I'm talking about are the one's produced by "serious" journalists and "creditable" news outlets. You know the type of hard hitting journalism that really gets to the heart of what's important to society. Lets take a look at a few stories that have been dominating the headlines over the past few weeks, shall we?
|This guy being a creep is news.|
|Not comfortable with this? You bigoted bastard!|
|Hold on. What the fuck is twitter?|
So what are our takeaways here? According to the media....Americans need constant reminders about the racists boogeyman that lurks around every corner. We must be made to feel okay about homosexuality, by having it constantly shoved down our throats, too bad if two guys necking makes you uncomfortable, you awful bastard and acts of homicidal insanity perpetrated by Islamic Radicals are only cause for concern when the first lady makes it trendy.