Wednesday, October 28, 2009

They Want To Help You

© 2009 Stan Spire

The news team at the local TeeVee station are saints. 24/7 they run a spot about “Project Economy,” a special feature of the newscast that helps you in these troubling financial times.

Let's face it: those meat puppet newsreaders ain't philanthropists. The only economic project they care about is sucking you in to watch their program and keep the ratings up. Up ratings mean that they can keep their jobs.

Journalists as social workers? Hah! Why don't they pawn themselves off as superheroes? I can see it now: The Justice Journalism League of America.

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