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Horse Manure and Journalism

Art Fettig's Monday Morning Memo 
August 28, 2017
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o  Horse Manure and Journalism
o  Say Something Good
o  Points To Ponder
o  A Little Humor
o  Quote
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ReporterHorse Manure and Journalism
I just made up a new game that I play when I listen to political newscasts.  I try hard to play it silently.  Whenever a reporter cites an unidentified high level source from anywhere, I say to myself, (Horse Manure!) and I smile. What they are saying is, "I can't verify this folks, but isn't it cute or interesting?"  Or when a reporter says, "A number of people are asking..." Again I say, "Horse Manure!"  That is about the same as saying, "I was just wondering..."

You can use your own retorts. "Horse Manure!" isn't really mine. I don't think that  there are any standards or ethics or reliability or even much truth involved in many of the alleged news broadcasts today. The news is driven by ratings. High ratings bring in more advertising revenue.  I often believe that imagination run wild and rumors just wishes are the basis of many stories. Once you become convinced that it is all a little game that is going on twenty four hours a day ad nauseam you might consider a new hobby to spend your time away from the screen. How about writing a blog?

Do you have a story to share?  Please leave your comments on my Blog by Clicking Here.

Say Something Good
Caregivers. There is a whole army of caring caregivers making life happier and easier for older folks. Sometimes when I visit a Senior Center I am amazed at the number of staff and volunteers I find who are sharing their particular skills and talents and I realize the truth that when you make someone else happy it rubs off on you and you go home with a wonderful feeling. The secret to finding true joy is to give our endeavor everything we've got.  May God Bless America and bring us world Peace!

Points To Ponder
True courage is being afraid, and going ahead and doing your job anyhow, that's what courage is. Norman Schwarzkopf

A Little Humor
With all the fake news circulating lately I think we might all take a turn at creating our own. Like, TRUMP APPOINTS HILLARY HIS GOODWILL AMBASSADOR. (Dah!)

Quote
Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. Your hands can't hit what your eyes can't see. - Mohammad Ali

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