Whatever Happened To...

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

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I seem to recall real news

used to air on news channels; we've more than paid our dues


I'm asking for help, 'cause it's memory's fading into the mist;

Now I'm projectiling my Corn Flakes, and I'm pissed


For three years now, it's been The Dump Circus taking the place

of everything, hard hitting news has gone away, my face


is subjected to scenes of the ridiculous, the pathetic, and stupidity,

twenty four hours a day, eight day a week, as the Beatles said. Free


me, put me out of my misery; Cronkite, Murrow and ilk would be shaking

their heads at what passes for 'news'; a reality show in the making


Why focus on things that matter; why go to college to get a degree,

when any dick off the street can report, hell, my drunk Uncle Murray


could do what they do, with a bit more slurring, and then mercifully pass out,

while the same can't be said for the talking heads on cable T. V; they shout


about truly-meaningless shit, scream about the inane, and revel in the tabloid

I'm telling you too young to remember real news, I'm a little sad, and a lot annoyed!





Submitted: October 10, 2017

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Jeff Bezaire

I would love to hear Murrow's thoughts on the world today - politics, the economy, big business, Trump, international relations. All of it! I bet Trump would try and label him as a communist, just like McCarthy.

Tue, October 10th, 2017 4:46pm


Thanks, Jeff; and you're absolutely correct!

Tue, October 10th, 2017 9:52am


Isn't that just the truth, Mike! Brilliantly said!

Tue, October 10th, 2017 4:47pm


Thank you, Hully!

Tue, October 10th, 2017 9:51am


This is very well said in a very poetic way. Well done, Mike:)

Tue, October 10th, 2017 4:48pm


Thank you, J.B!

Tue, October 10th, 2017 9:50am

Rehmat Tanzila

So intense Mike ..every word is so intense!
Sorry for late comments

Wed, October 11th, 2017 6:47am


No need to be sorry, Rehmat, and thanks for the nice words!

Wed, October 11th, 2017 7:14am

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