Don’t Believe The Hype


“One can’t judge till one’s forty; before that we’re too eager, too hard, too cruel, and in addition much too ignorant.” Henry James

Hmm. The powers that be talk about internet security (control) and then there’s a bunch of cyber attacks . . .

Why are be-headings worse than the more common gun violence in Camden, New Jersey? In America about 10 people die every day in drowning deaths.

Does yellow journalism still exist? Be careful of the hype.

11 Comments Add yours

  1. You have to love Henry James. However, I would raise the age to 50.

    Don’t pick on Camden. It is on the cusp of true urban renewal after all these years of failed attempts.

    Internet security is hard. These cyber attackers are really talented if nefarious techies.

    Does non yellow journalism still exist or ever existed?


    1. It’s almost always yellow, in my opinion–especially when you have only about five companies running all media. The history of the associated press is full of payoffs and sellouts. oh wait–that’s the history of humanity 🙂


      1. Ah so cynical. That must be why I like you.


    2. About Camden–my point was that nobody thinks about Camden. It’s not what people in charge want us to be focusing on as they trample our rights.


      1. What “rights”? Your rights have been trampled on since day 1 of the founding of this country. The “rights” were illusionary. Sort of like “religion is the opiate of the masses”

        Ok all too depressing. Hows your Cavs? Any pictures?


      2. My cavs are great. I will take some pictures but first a small bit of grooming has to be done. 🙂 I agree that a study of history and current trends in the news can get one gloomy–that’s why dogs were invented.

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      3. Yes same here my Cav needs a bath, a good combing/brushing and mat removal and his nails trimmed.


  2. Ya gotta love Henry James. I predict in another 20 years nobody will remember him and he won’t be taught in any college programs. Way too difficult and “slow.”


  3. Bookgirl says:

    Yes the pen is mightier than the sword, unfortunately peoples perception of the world is formed by the mass media and is usually an exaggerated microcosm.


    1. Yep. When stories are cherry-picked we just have to open our minds to the idea that there may be a reason behind it.


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