To have some sort of idea of whats going on in the world you are suppose to be watching the news every bloody day of your life. When the chances are you aren't -not really. When were you supposes to start. And when you do start watching it, you are shocked by the discovery that you do not understand what the hell is going on.
Every story comes with a complex back story consisting of a million tiny events, of countless shades of right and wrong, of mistake piled upon mistake, success and failures, injustice and struggles.To truly understand a major news story often requires real effort -more than many people are willing to give, which is why most of us know more about celebrities than say the Israel -Palestine situation.
Because you have fallen behind, its like tuning into episode 987 of the worlds most complex and detailed soap opera ever made, one that was running for centuries before you started tuning in.
And to add to this, it has become less of an easily digestible summary of events and more of a grotesque reality show - moving towards soundbites and frazzle dazzle. With heavy emphasis on emotion and sensation - another rolling TV show, whose meaning has being lost somewhere among the babble. Sometimes its happy, sometimes its sad, but somehow it isn't real.