This just in… fake news is the new drug of the day…
With Twitter going nuts over things like “The world is flat” (a comment by NBA star Kyrie Irving) and the daily headlines about Donald Trump and Russia being business partners, fixing the election and taking over the world – any big story today is fit to print.
Uh, true or not.
We listen and believe what we want to believe. And yes, the world’s changed and it’s all Donald Trumps fault, right?
The Trump presidency has shaken the world.
It’s changed politics perhaps forever.
The American Presidency has become a daily reality show filled with both fake and real news – you pick.
Will things ever get back to normal?
Now famous celebrities are all talking running for high office – even Kid Rock.
We can’t even keep up with the daily sports stories that are over the top and often based on nothing more than a comment from a star who’s either joking, misquoted or taken out of context. It’s endless.
In Kansas City we are going through one of the mildest winters of all-time.
It’s late February but I had my air conditioner on this weekend because it was in the 70’s.
Yet our TV weather wonks called for weekend snows and ice storms throughout December and January, yet nearly nothing happened. Yet people believed them and didn’t go out of the house.
We even moved an NFL playoff game due to dangerous weather that was coming for sure.
Schools were closed due to snow and ice storms before anything even hit.
It sure kept us watching the tube and listening to radio all day to make sure we didn’t get caught in those horrible storms that never came.
Most of us trust the things we hear and see on news programs.
We believe what they tell us for the most part.
However now things are not so clear.
Who are the bad guys? Who are the liar? Who is telling truth?
We now aren’t sure and don’t know. Who can keep up anymore?
It’s a race in the media to come up with the next big scandal and who’s behind it.
Where do we even turn for the truth anymore?
Remember the brighter, clearer days when we believed in people like Walter Cronkite and Tom Brokaw?
Where did it all go?