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I'm not sure if it is because I am getting older or what's going on, but I am finding it more and more difficult to believe anything, anymore.  This is coming to you from a guy who "came of age" during the Viet Nam era.  I don't think that I've been too idealistic for all these years.   I am sure that I am not, anymore.

If you made it this far, you may be wondering what the hell I am talking about?  The news.  What the hell happened to journalism in the USA?  Can anybody in the media write a story without giving their opinion?  Can anybody give me the boring facts of WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE, WHY AND HOW?  (And then, proof read their own story?)  There's nothing wrong with boring, old school writing. If it tells the story, it's journalism.  If it is slanted, it is opinion, you know, an editorial.

There you go.  You just read a slanted piece on opinionated journalism. The difference is that I told you that it was my opinion.

It's even gone further than that.  When I watch the network news, I'm not sure that I believe anything that the news anchor is saying.  I'm wondering why they chose to focus on a particular story.  Was it one of the 10 most significant things that happened in the past 24 hours?  Usually not.  Usually, it's a story on why someone should or should not get elected or why someone is or is not being ethical.

This is partly why I began this blog.  On the right, you see the headlines.   You can click and go to the stories, if you want, but remember, it's modern journalism.  Believe it if you want to.