News and current affairs
Is it just me or has the news become less news and more entertainment (slipping towards the gutter at a fast speed). I don’t know about you, but I watch the news on TV to watch "news". What is happening locally, nationally and internationally. I do not want to hear about the latest love nest between an ex cricket player (Shane Warne) and a B grade actor/model (Liz Hurley). All last week on the news one of the lead stories was about Hurley — who spent a romantic week with her lover. The fact that both have children, that Hurley has only recently separated from her husband and Warne is divorced doesn’t seem to matter. No one seem to see anything wrong with this story at all.
For me it demonstrates how far we have slipped in society towards such a sinful way of life, that a very public affair — a lustful fling — is considered newsworthy and acceptable. Children watch the news (more so older children) and what message are we giving them — that this is ok as it appears on the news.
Even the newspaper contains content that you would not want your child to view . Next to me is my local newspaper and it contains the story of the Italian Prime Minisiter and his antics, yes this is newsworthly as his behaviour could remove him from power, however the major problem with this article is the large photo of the prostitute in all her “work clothes”. Not a photo that you would want your child to find as they innocently flicked through the newspaper. This same story was run on the news and for some reason the media outlet thought it was important to show the bosums of this women at very close range. Why? It doesn’t add to the story — the viewer knew the woman was a prositute, we didn’t need to see her.
I am fed up with news being sensationalised, dumbed down (mindless) and turned into entertainment. I find myself more often these days only watching the headlines and then turning it off.
Abstain from all appearance of evil.
I will set nothing wicked before my eyes