Are you sometimes amazed by what passes for news?
When I was scanning the latest stories online this morning to prepare for my radio show I spotted a major headline telling me that Princess Mary and Pippa Middleton have both been seen wearing the same dress design. And it’s not as if they turned up to the same event wearing the same outfit. Pippa wore the dress to the Wimbeldon finals whereas Princess Mary wore the dress to a christening …. a couple of months ago …. in a different country.
Seriously? Aren’t there more pressing world issues to concern us?
Of course the dress clash wasn’t the main headline. That was reserved for the divorce of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes. Further down the page was the story of the political debate surrounding asylum seekers. How can the reporting of the divorce of one couple, as tragic as divorce is for those concerned, be more important than an issue that could decide whether hundreds of people live or die?
Sadly, many times media just serves up what consumers want to consume. Do we really want to read this kind of stuff and call it news? Isn’t there a better standard?If you enjoyed this post please use the buttons above to share.