The word NEWS
is an acronym for North East West South and the purpose of N.E.W.S.
agencies is to report factual information from all four corners of the globe, which specifically answer the W-Five questions ~ WHO? WHAT? WHEN? WHERE? WHY?
My personal experience however, has provided a distinctly different perspective.
I started my television career over thirty years ago spending a great deal of time in newsrooms, waiting on tender hooks for the final word on a lead story so I could scurry to an editing room and string together shiny bits of hype that would draw audiences to nightly broadcasts.
In the summer of 1990, when the Gulf War broke out I was recognized as an expert N.E.W.S.
promoter and was immediately drafted by the N.ever E.nding W.ar S.tories
department for an extended tour of duty. When I finally escaped nine months later, somewhat shell shocked, battle worn and totally disillusioned from watching facts being spun into dramatic stories which damage the Human Spirit, I promised myself that N.egligently E.roding W.orld S.anity
was not how I wanted to make my living and ever since I've been an expert N.E.W.S.
is turned on in my environment I immediately tune out because in my opinion there are N.o E.thical W.ords S.poken.
Here's how it really works: As regular people and events are far from NEWSWORTHY
, reporters manipulate information with N.arrow-minded or E.xaggerated W.ords, S.eparating
the haves from the have nots, the popular from the ordinary, as well as countries, cultures, and communities in order to exalt the outrageous. I believe N.E.W.S.
reporting has degenerated into a divisive medium, which distorts human expectations and emotions through sensationalized spectacles. In other words they produce N.othing E.ver W.orth S.haring
Emotions are conductors of energy and energy gathers momentum relative to the frequency of the emotion feeding it. When we see something disturbing we are either compelled to take action ~ which enhances positive energy ~ or in most cases we just get upset or depressed over our inability to do anything about it ~ which rapidly adds to a pre-existing vortex of doom. Allowing ourselves to absorb a constant barrage of N.egative E.nergy W.aves, S.uppresses
our Spiritual connection by creating a fearful and anxious environment, which is the polar opposite of our Divine nature.
Love is what we are. One of our greatest gifts is thoughtful compassion, which originates from our Source. I find it so unfortunate that most of society has been programmed to seek outside of Self, continually waiting for some external authority to provide or affirm our opinions. If people would at very least turn down the sound on their TVs they could formulate their views with their hearts, based on what they see going on around them, rather than allowing some all knowing broadcast authority to tell them how they should feel and how to respond to current events.
I know it's important to be informed, but for me a BALANCED view requires not taking in the TV N.E.W.S.
at all. N.ot E.veryone W.ants S.ensationalism
, but it is apparent from the ratings of these N.E.W.S.
broadcasts that we are truly in the minority.
It's time for more of us to speak out against this N.eedlessly E.xploitive W.orld S.abotage.
~ Go with the flow!