I was reading a link form here to this story over on MSNBC....I know, I know, I should know better than to go over there to Troll City, but I did anyway. The Story is titled "Santorum Supporters tell Occupy Protesters at Rally: Get a Job". Reading the story there is far more to it than that. Some occupiers were yelling they are the 99%, which is well within their rights. What the headline doesn't say is that Mr. Santorum stopped his suporters and addressed the Occupy Protesters. He empathized with them and directed comments towards them and the situation they are in-all in a non-threatening, non-aggressive manner.
So, what is the story? A couple people telling people to get a job (well, within their constitutional rights), the protesters themselves? Or Mr. Santorum actually taking the time to address the occupiers concerns in a civil manner? To me, the approach that MSNBC took is akin to yellow journalism. the story and the headline are mismatched and are designed to slant things in an anti-Santorum manner. To me, it looks as if MSNBC is doing their best, on this and many others stories, to make anyone that doesn't agree with their political agenda look like Cavemen (and Cavewomen, all things being equal). More and more stories are like this as we ramp up to the elections.
BTW, just for information purposes, I am not a Liberal or a Conservative, I don't vote any party line and I don't know enough about Mr. Santorum at this point to make a choice on voting for or against him.
Journalism? Not really anymore. The journalism that I grew up with was neutral and reported the news-did not spend time trying to tell you and I what to think. Those days seem to be over. What would be the term? Activist Journalism? I don't know about you, but I don't need a journalist to tell me what to think-I'd much rather see the facts, all of them displayed and make my own judgement. What about you? Kind of sick of the state of jornalism today. I used to have to wait to get to the checkout to read this trash-now I can see it right here on my computer. What do you think?