Newspapers didn't used to be brimming over with opinion. TV newsreaders didn't used to overlay their own reactions to the stories they read. Talk show hosts didn't use to confine callers to the topic of their choice and bully anyone who failed to agree with their own lines. National radio hosts didn't used to be aggressive and rude and over talk the people we actually want to hear from.
There is no end of 'personalities' who want to be the star, the oracle, the influencer. They cross over from radio, into print, into telly and saturate us with their own particular brand be it bighead blowhard, shallow hand-wringer, self-regarding 'sage'... most are big on ego and short on humility.
The week that was reached a new level of talking heads hell-bent on whipping up outrage against their own bete noire.
And when it's not political targets it's any number of causes pushed without regard for facts.
It's overwhelming. I try to stop listening and reading. The clamour bores me rigid yet angers me all at once. It would depress me if I had the capacity for depression.
It's simple really. I am sick of being told what to think. And the crowd of tellers seems to be bigger and louder than ever before. It's like a great big wave crashing down on your head...
Otherwise, I am leading a perfectly happy life:-)
Leave Her, Johnny, Leave Her by Coda
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