Saturday, 17 June 2017

"Because some men aren't looking for anything logical, like money. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned or negotiated with..."

"Some men just want to watch the world burn."

And we call these people 'journalists':

You might wonder why a newspaper would interview such a bubble-headed nonentity on something as serious as the awful task facing the fire investigators and police,

You might also wonder at the breathless admiration shown by other equally clueless 'journalists' to this mouthbreather demanding the moon on a stick, and demanding it NOW!

The answer's simple. Riots sell newspapers, or in the modern parlance, garner likes and retweets. That pleases advertisers, and keeps these people in a job. 

'Spitting Image' got it wrong all those years ago, portraying the reporters as pigs. I guess vultures were harder to animate.

Mind you, sometimes there's a faint glimmer of hope that they might just have front row seats at the whirlwind they've sown:

Remember when 'journalist' or 'broadcaster' was something to be proud to admit to? I do.  Those days are now long past.

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