Saturday, May 06, 2017

1016 - Confected Outrage


Poets United Midweek Motif : News media


Confected Outrage

The media. It's called a medium 
because it's neither rare nor well done. 
Paraphrasing Ernie Kovacs

In a flow that just increases
Comes outrage, lies and sting.
The owners, sad, are unabashed,
Money, not truth, is king.

Fake news,
The twisted views
Rehashed
Not really
News at all;
Just a stream
Of opinion pieces
Meant to shock
And appall.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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12 comments:

  1. And they do shock. And appall.

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  2. Unfortunately you speak truth ... money, not truth, is king. Well said!

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  3. The key to your well written true is the money

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  4. Beautifully rhymed and metered, this exposure of opinion as news, opinion for the mighty dollar. Even our/their outrage is "confected."

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  5. Yes, things are in a bad way.

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  6. Sensation, sensation, Oh Media!

    Happy Tuesday

    much love

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  7. ... and will be our downfall

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  8. And when opinions matters more than fact we can let a dice decide..

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  9. so many opinions so little fact...crazy world

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  10. meant to control in my opinion...nicely penned piece.

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