Fear and Paranoia - Brought To You by Mockingbird Media
(Updated - Originally published 4/23/15)
“Tune in tonight as we remind you of a young woman that was
skinned alive and raped 20 years ago.
We’ll discuss the gruesome details with the son of the perpetrator who
confessed on his deathbed. And later, is vanilla or chocolate ice cream healthier for your heart?”
"Fact not fear! Tonight we tell you how many people have died from Covid without providing any context whatsoever and leave you to wonder if everyone you love will be dead in two weeks time!"
Gods forbid the news actually made efforts to improve the lives of its viewers and the subjects of its horrible stories instead of fomenting fear and paranoia. I'm in my mid-thirties and the U.S.A. has been at war in the middle east for about 18 of those years. Oh, I'm sorry, I meant conflicts with terrorists in the perpetual War on Terror. We haven't been officially in a war since WWII. And 18 years is pretty conservative if you consider all the other conflicts we've been involved with during my short lifetime.