Nonsense news

I thought for sure that all of the major news outlets were following my blog, but I guess they’re not, because they are not following my advice about avoiding nonsensical, unimportant, sensationalistic stories. This morning on Good Morning America they reported on a side effect of the vaccines that causes a heart problem. Okay, that sounds serious. It sounds serious until you hear that it only affects 1 in 5,000,000 people!!! And it eventually rights itself according to their story. AND they admitted in the story that you are 7 times more likely to get hit by lightning than have this problem. So why are we hearing this story at all?

If we’re going to hear stories that don’t affect many people, why not do a story on Bob Smith who pulled a back muscle playing golf, or John Doe who went 2 weeks without smoking, or Roseanne Roseannadanna who had a really great turkey sandwich. Or more seriously, why don’t they fill the space with something uplifting or relevant. Lots of smart kids are graduating all across the country. Why not profile some of them? Why not cover some amazing athletic feat? Why give someone in my neck of the woods more fuel for his dinner conversation… “See Lurletha! Another side effect! That’s why I ain’t never gonna get that vaccine. I ain’t gonna be somebody’s guinea pig. Now pass me some more gravy for my possum!”

Thank you for reading my 112th blog.

Mark Inglis

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