News Reporting has become Viral Vomit

I can’t escape the headlines shouting that David Bowie’s son disliked Gaga’s performance in a tribute to his father.

lots of headlines

Stir the Pot

They base this “story” on his tweet, “overexcited or irrational, typically as a result of infatuation or excessive enthusiasm; mentally confused.Damn it! What IS that word!?”

the tweet in question

Not Necessarily Hating It

All he did was define the word Gaga. A quick trip to dictionary.com could have solved that riddle in 2 seconds.

definition of gaga

It wasn’t much of a riddle.

He may have been providing an explanation behind the artistic choices, attempting to clue us in on a meta-reference rather than complaining.

definition of meta

As in she was Gaga for David Bowie.

Our loudest talking heads seize an idea and repeat it ad nauseum. This does not make it truth. Feel free to apply that information to most headlines. So much of what is reported is re-worded and repeated rather than researched. Journalism died a long time ago.

Since nobody reads, here’s a handy infographic!
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Are you sick of all of the drama? Do you remember when everything wasn’t designed to incite hatred, rage or fear? I think it’s time to avoid viral vomit. It seems to be highly contagious. Comment or send an email to admin@finepointpen.com

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