All Quiet On The Western Front

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Editorial and Opinion  |  House: Booksie Classic

Weaponized words

The rolling thunder out of Washington D. C.
Is now a dull roar, making me happy
 
Now my posts and thoughts can turn
To better things, the Idiot One, I can spurn 
 
The Tweet-storm has passed, leaving clear skies,
Free from the destructive corrosion of his big lies
 
Some of us will say it's a change long overdue,
But others are pissed because they're missing you,
 
Don The Truth Impaler--the news they see is slanted,
Full of gloom and doom from the words they've ranted
 
They're being led to the worst because it's the best
For right-wing's bottom line, politics for profit; a hate-fest
 
Rammed down viewer's throats each and every hour,
Because they know they hold your cards and power
 
News is held prisoner to opinion, it's bias on display,
And nothing's going to change until they go away
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Submitted: March 27, 2021

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hullabaloo22

I think it's always going to be there, unfortunately. Excellent, Mike.

Sat, March 27th, 2021 6:03pm

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I fear you're right, Hull; had a Trumper on my pay site tell me, "Are you crazy?" I rest my case!

Sat, March 27th, 2021 11:06am

88 fingers

Ever since news was put under the entertainment division at the networks, and CNN, Fox, OAN, Newsmaxx and such looking for sensationalism, near facts, near truths, not reporting the truth, we must be alert and find the truth ourselves.
In 1976, the movie, Network, predicted what news has become today, and social media to an extent.

Sat, March 27th, 2021 6:39pm

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That's why I don't hold out any hope things will improve, because most people don't want to look at all media and decide for themselves what's true--people are lazy and only want to see stories that reinforce what they already believe; thanks, 88

Sat, March 27th, 2021 11:50am

Penny Scribe

My view is, with the vote of the American people, news is one area that should be held almost sacred, with fact checks BEFORE broadcasting, and consequences for outright lies. That way we can all be on the same page and go from there.

Tue, March 30th, 2021 5:35pm

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I agree completely, Penny; thank you

Tue, March 30th, 2021 11:13am

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