So yesterday at the ER, after I exhausted the phone’s battery with batches of text messages telling people who much I dig being on morphine, I decided to watch some TV. I wanted news, so I skipped between MSNBC and Fox, weirding out the nurses and orderlies because usually people are one or the other.
Both channels showed nothing but ridiculous conspiracies. Fox was stuck on some stupid FBI text messages while MSNBC was equally obsessed with the story about how the President wanted to fire Mueller in June but didn’t. It was hours of an obsessive rehashing of these two utterly idiotic non-stories. I tried the CNN but it was identical to MSNBC.
I was eager to hear about Davos, the recent school shootings, something of actual interest to actual lives of actual people. But no, it was conspiracies and nothing else.
Of course, it’s easier and cheaper to go on about these invented dramas than to investigate and report but what a bloody shame. This is reminding me of the news in Russia where the whole country is literally burning down while the newscasters report on nothing but some outlandish conspiracy fantasy.