I typically don’t watch TV first thing in the morning but today I did. I regretted it. The first thing I caught was commentary about the presidential candidates and how they were hiding information from the public. From tax returns to health information, the mainstream media felt privy to everything that concerned them. What has this world come to?!
When people apply for jobs, their information is reviewed but not to the extent of those of the candidates. Frankly, I think it’s ridiculous. If you’re qualified, you’re qualified. Just because you plan to be the next president of the United States of America doesn’t mean that the general public should get your personal information or that you should feel pressured to share it. I think the media is overstepping it’s boundaries and these pressures are truly unfair.
Let’s be honest, our electoral candidates are grandpas and grandmas. What do you expect them to have? A clean health record? Of course they’ll have arthritis, elevated BMIs and other ailments that plague the elderly population. In case you didn’t know, they are in the “young old” category. With the emphasis on old. Many elderly people have these common problems when they reach that age. You probably will too. That is just the way it is. The real focus should stay on policies and the intentions of the candidates but I digress.
Main stream media is nauseating at times. I’ve had this TV on for 30 min and I have yet to hear any positive news. There should be mandated reporting that requires for every negative news reporting, there should be something positive reported right after. Could you imagine, waking up to the “morning news”, all you hear is shooting, dying, raping, something negative and some more negativity? What kind of society are we in? One that relishes the downfall of others and calls it news? We can do better. We owe it to society and our progeny.