Saturday, November 26, 2011

And you wonder why ...

The rest of the world thinks we're stupid and divorced from reality?

Dear USA,

Time Magazine thinks you're pea-brained reality deniers.


Believe me, they're not the only ones. When you travel abroad as much as I do, you start to notice how American media companies keep us insulated/isolated from the rest of the world. If you think "groupthink" is the stuff of science fiction, you're living in the past.

Do yourself a favor. In addition (maybe instead of) to your regular news viewing, BBC, Euronews, or Al Jazeera should be included. If you do nothing but watch American news, you'll have no idea what's going on in the world around us. It matters.


beatleguy55 said...

I do try to watch Al Jazeera and the Beeb every night.It is true what you said.Then I force myself to at least try to watch Faux News for awhile.Keep it fair and balanced you know...HEH!

Fixer said...

... I force myself to at least try to watch Faux News for awhile.

I wouldn't have a TV, pal. We got a parental lock on Fox 'News' just so I don't land on it accidentally and throw something, or shoot, at the TV.

Watch 'n Wait said...

My home page is Al Jazeera. And I also read BBC. Whole different ballgame from US news.

Gordon said...

pea-brained reality deniers

I can live with that. It's what they're trying to substitute for reality that is dangerous.