It would seem, that (straight out of the box), the word “media” is multifaceted and quite a stretch when it’s married to the word news.
According to Webster: “me·di·a,” 1. n. A plural of medium. See Usage Note at medium.
me·di·a,” 2. n. 1. Linguistics. See medial. 2. The middle, often muscular layer of the wall of a blood vessel. [Late Latin, from Latin, feminine of Latin medius, middle. See MEDIUM.]
“Me·di·a,” 3. An ancient country of southwest Asia in present-day northwest Iran. Settled by an Indo-European people, it became part of the Assyrian Empire and was conquered c. 550 B.C. by Cyrus the Great, who added it to the Persian Empire.
Me“di·an adj. & n. me·di·um, n., pl. me·di·a, or me·di·ums.
Abbr. med., m., M. 1. Something, such as an intermediate course of action, that occupies a position or represents a condition midway between extremes.
An intervening substance through which something else is transmitted or carried on.
An agency by which something is accomplished, conveyed, or transferred: The train was the usual medium of transportation in those days.
4., pl. media. Usage Problem. a. A means of mass communication, such as newpapers, magazines, radio, or television.
5., pl. mediums. A person thought to have the power to communicate with the spirits of the dead or with agents of another world or dimension. Also called psychic.
Of course for my purpose today, I think I’ll go with definition number four.
In the course of any given day, as an individual (interested) in keeping up with the (times). Not to be “misconstrued” (in any venue) as keeping up with the Los Angeles times or the New York Times.
I surfed through and between the news channels on my flat screen to see what the talking heads, and/or, teleprompter reading buffoons are saying as a foundation for the offerings I provide here on my website.
Because my opinion of what the network and cable news organizations offer of the public, is pure adulterated crap.
According to Webster: “a·dul·ter·at·ed,” To make impure by adding extraneous, improper, or inferior ingredients.
Question: What’s wrong with the truth and reality and what happened to the truth and reality?
News, regardless of the source, television, radio, magazines or newspapers, they’re all businesses and “all” businesses exist for and due to profits.
According to Webster: “busi·ness,” (in context) A commercial enterprise or establishment.
According to Webster: “com·men·ta·tor,” A broadcaster or writer who reports and analyzes events in the news.
According to my Pearlsofprofundity, unabashed, unpublished and undocumented dictionary: “blogger,” A writer that shares his or her own experiences, observations and opinions.
According to Henry Hayes, an individual who contributed the following to the urban dictionary on August 4, 2005: …
Blogger; “A term used to describe anyone with enough time or narcissism to document every tedious bit of minutia filling their uneventful lives.”
Kudos to Henry for being an idiot.
Truth; bloggers are people, (your next-door neighbor), some young some old, some intellectually gifted, and others, ..well not so much.
Which of course doesn’t matter, “at least for those of us” that are fortunate enough to live in the United States of America.
A Nation established by 56 “wise and unselfish” individuals dedicated to creating a country free of despair and tyranny. A land filled with opportunity for men and women seeking a better life for themselves and their families.
Bloggers are ordinary folks that share for the sake of sharing without reward. Bloggers neither expect or receive a stipend for their participation in the process, because if they do, they’re not really bloggers.
They’re a business.
A news commentator, and/or, teleprompter reading buffoon works for an organization with ties to commerce, (monetary exchange), consequently news “guys and gals” are (locked in) to doing what they’re told to do, the same as anyone on the planet that accepts a stipend or wage for their services.
Which of course, (at least in my opinion), places news in the category of propaganda…
According to Webster: “prop·a·gan·da,” (in context) n. The systematic propagation of a doctrine or information reflecting the views and interests of those people advocating such a doctrine.
A good example, (at least in my humble opinion), would be the socialist/communist factions in America that manipulated the “less intellectually gifted” citizens of this nation into voting for Barack Obama as an individual capable of managing the affairs, and/or, business of America.
Truth forges understanding, I’ll be back tomorrow
Postscript; This blogger is the guy that tells you the truth.