|It should come as no surprise to any of us that this is NOT the golden age of journalism — especially in the United States. This is just a small example of what is wrong with the world we find ourselves captive in.
What IS surprising is the candor in which Newsweek represents this. They don’t try to hide the fact that internationally, they highlight actual news. In the United States, the only way to sell your magazine is to make it as much like “People” as can be.
I’m not sure what makes me more depressed, as this is a bit of a “chicken or the egg” scenario — that Newsweek is doing this to the U.S. or that the U.S. is forcing Newsweek to do this to us.
Either way it depresses me to no end what a bunch of star-f*ckers we’ve become in our society. How undeniably sad. We are now a society that cares more for the latest Hollywood waif spending the night at Jack Nicholson’s house than for the issues that are killing us — more quickly than we know.
Spend five minutes in the parking lot, much less near the checkout magazine racks , of your nearest Wal*Mart and you’ll be in a pretty similar place to my fleeting feelings of respect for this country. You will indeed, if you look at the situation honestly.