Is it any wonder that the old guard of News Media is panicked for it’s future at the moment? The internet has come along and brought with it easy access to multiple sources of news and relatively easy access to primary sources. This has ripped open the editorialising of Broadcast and Print Media. Their biases and editorial decisions can be easily discerned with a rudimentary google search. This has eroded trust in them and lead to a decline in readership and viewership. Their reaction to this, rather than to clean themselves up, has been to double down, add in flashy new graphics, seek alternative and often sleazy sources of income (native marketing) and cut funding to investigative journalism the one thing still providing any kind of justification for their existence. So I say fuck ’em. Clean up or clear out.
Is any wonder, that the news media is dying,
when time and time and time again,
they’re caught out lying.
Wearing all their biases, clearly on their wrists,
support for all the powerful,
and death to any who resists.
But the emperor’s prick is showing, flapping in the wind,
and I tell you it’s no wonder,
newspapers are getting binned.
News relies on trust, and dies when it’s gone,
but they never learn a thing,
going on and on.
Keeping hidden agendas, and beholden to wealthy owners,
news is not paid for by readers,
but by private donors.
So if you cannot trust them, to provide what’s true,
what use are they any way?
Fuck ’em, let’s find something new.