Sunday, October 28, 2007

Blog Topic Due October 28th

The news is getting worse and worse every day. For the past couple of days, I've been watching the news on and off after my last class. The stories are saddening and depressing. They hardly ever report on something positive or something to lift your spirits.

Just the other day, the top story was a baby, still in it's fetal stages, being found in a trash can at some gas station in Union. From the start, that turned me off from watching the news that day, but I wanted to see what brought about that tragedy. Some woman had the baby and left the umbilical cord connected, and left the baby in the trash can. Authorities were still looking for the woman. These types of stories are what you would hear most likely if you watched the news.

There are always stories of murder, violence, hate, etc. I can't remember a time where I actually watched the news and was not disgusted at what was being reported. I understand that there is a war going on in Iraq, but there are more important things to report on. People are starving in America. Poverty is a huge problem right now. Why not look at the real issues and report on them, instead of reporting that Paris Hilton is back in jail, or Britney Spears is in court trying to get custody of her kids. News programs are really losing focus and so many Americans are blind to what's really going on in the world.

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