Wednesday, February 18, 2009

I Hate the Media...

....let me clarify...I hate the kind of media who gossip like that's reporting news.

Granted, I know there are some people out there who LOVE their gossip but I don't think these people who feel perfectly fine reporting THEIR TAKE on someone elses life really get how much damage they could be doing to someone elses life.

I've been in situations before where something I had done had gotten ENTIRELY misconstrued, only for it to be blown completely out of proportion because some BIG MOUTH asshole felt the need to pass around what they heard. Seriously, why do some people have nothing better to do than be the front and center of a grapevine? I need for all people who like to pass on "what they heard" to get a life and live it. The thing with gossip is that it might start out with SOME truth in it but by the time the story is retold, what started out as someone being seen with someone who YOU might think they shouldn't be with, will gradually become them being in the middle of the street on a pink elephant. Utterly ridiculous? Yes, but that's what happens with gossip...something that is none of your business becomes  a bunch of undecipherable lies that turn into common and public knowledge to others because someone was running their mouth about something that has nothing to do with them.

This is a big reason I stopped listening to V103 the first time. They gossip SO much and it just irritates the hell out of me. First off, I've never been one to give two sh*ts about what a celebrity is doing unless it is affecting me. How often has that happened? Once in a blue moon and never again. That one time it was "affecting me", it honestly wasn't burdening my life; I just knew the celebrity had been lying to pump an image that was selling. I still plan to burst his little bubble should I ever meet him face to face. I know WHY he did what he did and it is just my opinion that it was unnecessary but he obviously felt otherwise so who am I to REALLY care? I'm no one on his scale of importance so at the end of the day, it doesn't matter AT ALL.

I stopped listening to the radio altogether because of this...there was far more gossip being reported than I cared to entertain. I remember when the radio used to be about playing good music, current events that REALLY mattered, and what was being done in the community. Not so much anymore...which is why I hate the media.

10 points of view:

a black girl who did date said...

I told you.."The Bert Show" I left Frank and Wanda alone years ago. talk about holding back a community, they never have nothing good to say about anything. And then Frank gets on his pulpit and talks down to everybody. I need them to stop!!!!

Assertive Wit said...

if I could get the Bert Show on my radio at work I would SO listen to it...I can only get like 2-3 stations in clearly. I'm bringing my cds in from now on...I can't deal with them no more.

V$ said...

radio in general sucks! i agree with the bert show verdict though. i may even listen to the jazz station (107.9?) evey now and again. outside of that it's me and my ipod.

Assertive Wit said...

did a little maneuvering and I can now hear the Bert Show!!!! woo hoo!

Ms_Slim said...

I definitely agree with this post, Syn. I hate gossip, drama--all that, primarily because if it's spread like that, 9.9 times out of 10, the story has been built to some ridiculous height that can't even be taken down. Ugh.

I've hated the radio for a few years now. The only time I'm caught listening to it now is when I'm switching cds in my car lol

Nicole ♥ HealthyKisses Inc. said...

I completely understand where you are coming from! Its Crazy how people Gossip! Its sad how inconsiderate people can be.

the YOUNG LIONESS said...

its a sad case

the gossip is in the songs now too...and then the radio personalities dissect the lyrics and make gossip from that in some stations up here

like you said...we gotta take it back to where it all started with the radio...music!

CaramelKisses said...

you are so right. the mediaoutlets are the main reason that many of the stories become twisted and blown out of proportion...

but they know the public will eat it up...it's a shame

JOFre$h said...

It's sad with how much people consume their lives with that of stars, quite scary honestly.

DLG said...

I love the "Bert Show", but that's full of gossip too lol. They have celebrity gossip and then they have people calling in putting their personal lives on blast while callers call in with bad advice. It's very interesting though. BUT if you do want to listen to it, you can go to the website and they do a live streaming. I don't know if you can do that at work though.

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