Lots of folks dropping in on my podcast today. It’s about sitting here in my big, comfortable, manly, black leather poppa chair in my living room, staring at the black hole on the stand over on the wall. Technically speaking, it’s a big, blank, black TV screen. But it’s really a big, black hole…sucking you down inside…you can feel it happening…every time you turn it on, you can feel yourself…boldly going…nowhere. Well, maybe over to the couch. I don’t like going nowhere, so I don’t watch much TV…just the news and some sports. From 6 to 6:30 it’s amazing to watch the same stories spinning from MSNBC, to CNN, and over to Fox. The spin can get you dizzy. Then I watch the broadcast network news for the relatively non-fiction version of those same stories. Actually, Lester, David and Scott stretch the truth too. Some of the stories they call “breaking news” were pretty well smashed up quite a while before they got broken on the air. But they never say, “Hey folks, here are some stories we broke a while ago, so full disclosure…to be honest they’re kind of smashed up old news.” No. They still pretend it’s hot off some twitter account being sent direct from the scene while bullets are flying, and the bad guys are coming over the hill. So they look like they’re all out of breath from running into the studio and they tell us it’s breaking news. www.dicksummer.compodcast

One Response to “Dickie-Quickie”

  1. Betsy says:

    Another thing I’ve found that’s a big black hole and can suck you down is reading the comment section of the Yahoo news. I hope the vitriol, judgement, belittling, etc of people and situations the commenters know absolutely nothing about is not a reflection of the general consciousness of the human species – if so, we’ve not advanced one iota.