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December 10, 2017

Journalism

BREAKING NEWS: The Panama Papers

We’re living in journalistic history, people. A massive, anonymous leak of financial documents from a Panamanian law firm has revealed an extensive and global network of offshore and rather illegal “shell” companies. In an era of history in which progressivism is on the rise and revolution dawns the mindsets of many different countries, we’ve just uncovered a massive scheme which allows the wealthy to hide all assets from taxes and to create laundering monopolies of billions in cash.

Me, Myself, and I Don’t Agree With Ben Widdicombe.

We live in a fantastic age for journalism. One where we can pick up fine letter print in the form of a tablet, read news off of cellular devices, and get up-to-date breaking news as irritating little buzzes on our hips. Sometimes the news isn’t that great, though. An article titled “What Happens When Millennials Run the Workplace?” was posted by Ben Widdicombe on the New York Times not too long ago. I have a better title for you, Ben: “What Happens When A Member of Generation X Tries To Write About Millennials?”

The Hypocrisy of News Media

What I hate about journalism is how easy it is to corrupt with garbage in the form of bias, inaccuracy, and just overall stupidity. What I hate even more would be how quickly people fall for such garbage. What I hate the most would be how modern day attention spans are so short and people tend to be so stupid that important events that should shake the playing field are forgotten about in less than a week and non-important ones are exaggerated and remembered years later. Some can say it is the news itself, which focusing more and more on worthless data while sliding important details in that stupid scrolling bar nobody reads at the bottom of the screen and oftentimes ignoring it entirely.