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there was a Commonwealth Games in Australia last week, it's all finished now.
Not sure why it's called common wealth with Aus and UK snatching up about half of all the medals, that hardly seems like sharing does it?
Another major [sporting] event gone by with not much news, the last Olympics came and went with barely any office talk, the Winter Olympics barely registered (in fact the lounge was the only place I saw it mentioned), elections seem to float past with barely a mention - the last USA election had less days of news than the one before.
- seems these days the hype is dropping for any event that's not about shopping or/and stupidity. Apple and Samsung new model releases get more cover than natural disasters - same thing every time: gormless idiots (some even with young children) camping outside stores in freezing wet weather days before the release.
I'll leave it there with this to ponder: When did "the news" stop being about news?
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I didn't say that all news organisations were professional; the "news" in dictatorships, for example, is whatever the dictator wants printed. However, for the most part, the MSM in Western countries used to be reasonably professional.
Today, even the front page is part of the Opinion pages
While Turner took the lead in TV, via CNN, he was a decade and a half late in politicising media as such.
Murdoch went for newspapers and Magazines already in the sixties and seventies, but he didn't buy Fox until 1985.
The real name of the "Commonwealth Games" is "The Empire Games" (the British Empire that is) but we don't like anyone else to know we still have an Empire - so we disguise it as a "Commonwealth" these days.
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