Wednesday, July 30, 2008

The Future of News Media

Yeah, I know, but a poem post doesn't really count, does it?

Let's shut down our OBSCURE bureaus (Bogota, Jakarta, Nairobi ... Does anyone really CARE?) and embed a reporter in "The Amazing Race." That way we can write about "real" foreign news as part of a blog about THE SHOW. Give readers what they "need" by giving them what they WANT, like how you sneak medicine to a dog by hiding his pills inside a chunk of hamburger.

Remember the day Lee Abrams parodies became a bona fide genre.


Anonymous said...

and what about John???


Maria Padhila said...

Oh I do like John, but right now I'm thinking more of Matthew, especially Matthew 6: "Be careful not to do your 'acts of righteousness' before men, to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven. ... 5 And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing on the street corners to be seen by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. 6 But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen."
He has some pretty good advice in there, even for an unrepentant heathen like moi. And certainly those who prefer to remain anonymous can relate to the principle Jesus puts forth there. Just because something is felt privately doesn't mean it isn't felt. Others have their ways of doing things, and I'd thank them simply to let me have mine, in peace and privacy.

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