I know I have been harping on the media lately, about creating stories and other things where there really is no public interest. Apparently yesterday, May Day, another holiday lost on the masses coincides with International Worker’s Day and is celebrated in many countries around the world. Hey cool whatever… but I found that many articles are written about events of the day of “major protests” and other gatherings that many people wouldn’t even know about otherwise. Or even worse, imply that violence is taking place due to the May Day holiday even though these mini riots seem to be happening more often for no apparent reason at all.
Don’t get me wrong, I am all for reporting the news or hearing about other peoples opinions about what is going to happen. I just don’t think that it is necessary to attempt to tie violence or announce political dissent as if they are the main stream. As time goes on, I know this is probably going to get much worse before it gets better, but I prefer my media intake to consist of “this or that happened” rather than hearing a writers opinion of what they think of Obama or Bush or any other of their political leanings.
Do you think that many of our nations news sources are finding themselves with consistently more bias reporters that seem to cover more of what they feel should happen (or have read off a social media site) compared with actual events? Does this lend itself to better news coverage or polarizing the audience?