The News Today
For the last two weeks or so all I have heard and seen on TV is super injunctions, Arnie’s love child and Cheryl Cole in America.
I am so fed up of hearing trivial matters that will be forgotten about in a few months' time being the main topic of conversation coming out of everyone’s mouth.
I don’t normally pay much attention to the news; I won’t normally want to hear about what controversial thing a politician has said or if Obama makes a better president than Bush.
Yet I would rather hear about these than have everyone talking about minor subjects that have no importance to the general public. Yes I can understand people like celebrities and gossip, but is knowing about a footballer who has been sleeping with a mistress and how many children a Terminator can secretly produce really that important?
Where’s the latest news about the war in Libya and the giant tornado that recently hit America? These are the things I want to read and hear on the news. These have affected so many people across the globe in so many different ways.
Yet these get minimal coverage unless it is directly about the UK, such as the War On Terror. It is only when a soldier dies that the newspapers report on it. There has been no real mention on where we actually are in the war, or if we are actually getting anywhere.
However, I was glad to hear that justice has finally been given to all those who have been affected recently (yes I am on about the death of Bin Laden). I do not want to celebrate a man’s death, and I don’t think just killing one terrorist leader will make all the difference, but surely reporting about all of this is more important than a certain Miss Middleton’s now famous behind?
It is not just the wars we are currently in I want to know about. There are other worldwide problems that need to have more news attention in my opinion. The Japanese earthquake and tsunami happened in March (barely three months ago) and yet it seems the newspapers have completely forgotten that they are still recovering from their terrifying ordeal. News reporters only mentioned the actual event, not the consequences that have followed.
I know it tends to be broadsheets (i.e. The Guardian and Independent) that are the ones that mainly report about politics and culture, and that tabloids (i.e. The Sun and Daily Mirror) report mainly on showbiz, but on many occasions they do meet each other half way.
Okay, I agree there is much more to the world than depressive hard times, and sometimes celeb gossip does distract us from our own lives. Nevertheless, is following the ups and downs of Cheryl Cole’s career more important than the countries current financial state?
My point is: celebrity gossip is extremely tiresome when it is all everyone is constantly talking about.
Am I the only one, at the tender age of 21, who has this view?
Or am I experiencing a case of premature aging, reacting like a grumpy old woman whose humbugs have been stolen?