Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Why We Need Public Broadcasting

Do you know what's happening in Kosovo? How about the Ivory Coast? Did you know that the American student reported missing in Madrid was found dead? If you watched any network or cable news today, you probably don't know any of these. That's because the biggest news story on all of our channels is about Charlie Sheen. Why is this news? Why is so much of our "news" centered on celebrities? Before Charlie Sheen, it was Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, et al.

The best way to know what is really going on in the world is by listening to the news on Public Radio or Public Television. It frightens me that some Republicans in Congress are trying to defund public broadcasting. I don't want to see the "dumbing down" of America.


Bearette said...

I remember sitting in a diner a week or so ago and the TVs were on. First they showed footage of Lindsay Lohan going to court, then an interview of Hugh Hefner and his latest wife-to-be, THEN they got around to talking about the earthquake in New Zealand. It was ridiculous.

judy in ky said...

That's what I mean... it's crazy.