We talked about fake news last week. But I think we're overlooking the real assholes here. The 'real' news sources.
Everyone knows they're lying to us too, they're feeding us any stories fit their agenda, and ignoring the ones that don't. They're pushing what they think we want to hear, bullshit like feel good stories, extreme cases of violence, and segments made solely to monger fear (probably not a real word).
Just tonight I saw a commercial for my local news that said they have the best comic relief out of all the news channels in the region. That's not something to brag about. Our news shouldn't need comic relief. It should be facts. Not opinions, not biased ideology, just facts.
I'm not trying to be a bummer or a jerk. I don't mean to be so negative all of the time. I don't know why I think that way. Maybe it's just because I've spent every evening watching Brian Williams (or Lester Holt) deliver bad news.