It's sad when a huge portion of our society is relying on getting "news" from sources that ignore important things and, instead, report on celebrities as if the world would stop revolving if actors and actresses were not the main focus of the day.
The other day, I got this article in my email inbox:Not News at the Associated Press? $1 Million Bounty on Sheriff Joe
Here's some of what the article said:
A look at the Associated Press's raw national feed (saved and stored here at about 1:30 p.m. ET for future reference) informs us that the wire service considers the following items worthy of at least some countrywide attention:
- We're No. 1! UGA tops party schools ranking
- Lindsay Lohan released from jail, goes to rehab
- (Football Player Albert) Haynesworth again doesn't pass conditioning test
- Vuvuzelas silenced for basketball worlds
The fact that the sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona has had a $1 million bounty placed on his head by a Mexican drug cartel, an offer that is being treated as a credible threat? Sorry, that doesn't make the cut.
As usual, Fox News reported this.Â Did anyone see it mentioned on CNN or MSNBC?Â Probably not.Â