Is This Really Necessary?

“Life is problems. Living is solving problems.” -Raymond E. Feist, “Silverthorn”
Good morning world!

I hope that you had an interesting weekend. I know I did.

Not.

I spent my weekend drugged up on Alka-Seltzer, and Benadryl trying to cure what seems like a 48 hour bug. While I was laying in my drug-induced haze I had my laptop as a companion, which made the pain more bearable. Saturday, as I was scrolling through the breaking news feed that was on the Bing homepage I couldn’t believe what constituted as breaking news;

Halle Berry being pregnant.

We have North Korea basically saying that they will continue to make nuclear weapons, a U.S. diplomat who was killed in an Afghan mission, and the Iron Lady, who I think in my opinion changed women in politics-especially for Britain- and all we can concentrate on is Halle Berry?

Don’t get me wrong. I think she is a talented actress. I also think she is gorgeous, and from the media’s take seems to be down-to-earth for someone who has so much. However, I think that journalists should really consider what is news and what is not.

When I visit news websites such as The Guardian, The Globe and Mail, The Independent, and even The Telegraph I felt as if they are reporting on real issues that affect not just their part of the country but the entire world. As a future journalist, I would rather have my name tied to exposing a Watergate scandal than interviewing Kim Kardashian about her refusing to wear maternal wear because of her vanity. So what should we do?

Cut out the unnecessary crap.

We need to hear and know about the real issues instead of which celebrity decided to get married again. So in memory of Ms. Smedinghoff, a woman who died doing what she thought was best for her country, and the country she was working for I urge you to really considered what is important in life.

-N

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