News, or: If truth be told

A sijo

Clearly, a divide exists between \ news and reality
News reporting is sensational \ due to commercialism
I am no postmodernist \ but reality confounds me too

39 thoughts on “News, or: If truth be told”

  1. Succinct and to the point. Maybe news would be more palatable and helpful to us if it turned to such delivery?

    Thank you for sharing your poetry. 😊

  2. I agree! And the funny thing is I’ve worked as a reporter and have a journalism degree. The thing that gets me about media is that there always has to be a narrative. Sometimes things just are the way they are – idk if they’re part of some sweeping and complex story.

    Then again, we humans are a story-telling species. So, maybe it has to be that way? lol

  3. I have started paying for news and encourage all who can to do so. It’s the only way to encourage good independent journalism. Yes reality can be quite difficult to make sense of 🙂

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