Future Perfect

Anyone who knows me in person knows that I’ve been talking about this for a while.  As a media studies major, it’s hilarious to watch how predictable the media has become, on both sides.  Every time you think it can’t get any worse, an agency like Fox News stoops to new mindblowingly low levels of journalistic integrity.  They literally write the headlines they want to see and then just report them, regardless of what actually happened.  It’s often said that “history is written by the victor,” and while that will always be true, we now have another form of manipulation blending the lines between fact and fiction.

If I can dictate what happens tomorrow, I don’t have to do anything today.  I just make it so.  Scary.

By the way, the hour of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report is by far the best thing on television.  If you’re not watching these programs on a nightly basis, you’re missing out on the smartest humor out there.  I pity the fool.

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3 Responses to “Future Perfect”

  1. C.A.S.H. says:

    I feel ya. what do you think, or how do you think the media will spin things and create their headlines after Obama wins?

  2. becca says:

    and this is why i love stephen colbert…

    this future perfect thing is true though… when a celebrity is on the outs, news publications start writing their obituaries.

  3. Hyphen says:

    Word, that’s true as well.

    I think after Obama wins, the media will immediately jump on him for not being able to instantly fix all the problems in this country. It’s kind of like sharing a computer with someone, and before you sit down to get to work, the person before you installed all these viruses. It’s gonna take time for him to stop our slide, and I think he’ll be attacked ruthlessly during that time.

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