Oh, why does reality have to be so ironic sometimes?
The journalists and <cough> politicians <cough> –the very people who are supposed to be telling us the truth and nothing but, tend to be the ones getting away with exaggerating, making promises they know beyond a shadow of a doubt that they can’t keep, hiding facts, deceiving their audience, and spinning words and motives. And sometimes they act accordingly for reasons that fit their own personal agenda. And not those in the best interest of the public or their constituents.
I have to be careful to not make too much of a blanket statement, because I know its not the case for all politicians and journalists. And yet…
When did politics become synonymous with dishonesty or irrationality? Ugghh– its one of my pet peeves!
They promise “transparency” and honesty, as they represent us to the world. Sometimes it seems like a normal human being gets into public office and his/her sensibilities and principles goes out the window. It’s kind of sad.
And for the journalism side, it’s so easy for us as humans to see something and automatically make assumptions, creating a story in our heads about what we saw or heard. When in reality, it’s probably not the whole story. As someone presenting facts to a relatively trusting and perhaps impressionable audience, it’s so important that the writer gets his story straight, checks it with other sources, gets ahold of all info possible, keeps personal biases and reasoning out, and avoids adding facts like a fill-in-the-blank for MadLib.
God forbid someone is misled after reading something we wrote.
…I seem to have a small running blog topic thread of honesty…hmmm.