IGNORANCE IS BLISS

September 17, 2017

All righty then let’s get the show on the road. You all know I’m 17 and a ½ years old that makes me about 83 in your years and my buddy fats well he’s a young 71, so together we’ve been around for a long time, we go back to the days when you didn’t know everything instantly. There were only newspapers and they were just as biased as today’s news the difference is the bias showed up on the editorial page not in how the news was told. There were advantages to not knowing everything; for one thing it helped keep the anxiety level low. You weren’t constantly being bombarded with sensational headlines or so called yellow journalism. We have William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer for the way the news is reported today. The two of them were so greedy to control the newspaper business back then they would do just about anything short of murder to get you reading their paper over their rivals. That extends to today’s news agencies which may criticize the so called scandal sheets but are just as bad. Today news agencies pay for those cell phone videos which can be taken out of content since there just a miniscule version of the story. Now don’t get me wrong they help get the story out there just sometimes a little too fast. The last really great investigative reporting was the Washington Post on Watergate. Even that venerable institution along with others like the New York Times have lost some of their credibility by taking sides in politics rather than staying neutral and allowing us to make up our own minds.
They say people were happier years ago and that may be very true. That would lend some truth to the expression that ignorance is bliss. This is the old guys Flounder and Fats saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia.

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