Back in the day — news bulletins were rehearsed and vetted thoroughly. The very thought of releasing an article that could possibly contain untruths was unimaginable.
As a reporter — the duty was to maintain the highest level of accuracy. This was demanded by your office and the readers that pledge their allegiance to notes on the pages they paid for.
Those were the days.
These days we are treated to Breaking News that converts to Updates — that attempt to make up for why the Breaking News broke the confidence between readers and deliverers.
From the Dallas shootings to the recent tragedy in Baton Rouge — every media outlet and even ignited journalists — have managed to fail the test of producing cohesive reporting that is unbiased and dependable.
Even the President got screwed.
How the fuck do we explain he’s robotic response to the shootings? He sounds like a record player that has been snatched and deployed for play back purposes.
What is that you say?
Law enforcement needs to be heralded for their bravery and recognized for services to citizens that are under fire.
Then why don’t I feel protected by the men in blue? Why am I not sympathetic when they’re gunned down?
Because when a man gets shot in his car and moans and groans with the remaining breath in his lungs as a little girl quietly watches — you don’t care.
#BlackLivesMatter is under attack.
We still don’t know the identity of the shooter in Baton Rouge. At first it was a gang of three.
Now it’s a Lone Ranger.
I think law enforcement and the government knew all along what was up — they just lied to buy more time.
I think the media enjoys stirring the pot to get users riled up. There is no loyalty to the prestige of journalism.
Race bait is hot as fuck!
How can we leverage this? By making every Breaking Story read like the apocalypse. By insinuating without filter until we can’t anymore.
By getting the leader of the free world to buckle under pressure and deliver a statement that reeks of manipulated fodder.
President Obama was restricted from announcing that this wasn’t a racial attack. He wasn’t permitted to acknowledge the lies that are currently blotting out the mission of #BlackLiveMatter.
He has been propped to be the ultimate sellout with a million dollar smile.
We can’t trust the media or our President.
Jesus! Please tell me that you know we’re being bamboozled. It’s all a rouse to get us hyped and denied our right to embrace the truths of our existence.
A race war was initiated by the media for clicks and kicks. The president was advised to follow through and elevate the police force with gusto because that’s how American we can be.
I can be American.
So can you. Don’t buy the bullshit. Stop retweeting trash. Accept that none of the outlets are giving you what you deserve. Don’t get carried away by Obama who looks great but sounds whack.
Admit that nothing makes sense anymore which is why we are scavengers searching high and low for the evidence that is buried under the stripes of red, white and blue.
We need the onesie that is adorned with the faces of the victims that can’t speak out without us.
Race wars being waged in our honor will include you the minute you refute the garbage decimating your timeline.
I’m ready to go. Are you?
Update: Gavin Long, 29, was the shooter. He was a black male from Kansas City and a Marine veteran. You breed hate and it will wreck havoc in ways that are imaginable.
He fought for this country — and yet, his people are being pummeled to death by cowards who most likely couldn’t withstand the shit he had to duck from.
Violence is a motherfucker — but so are racist White men with badges.