Sunday, October 7, 2007

Is it Crisis Overload or Challenge to Would-Be Presidents?

I thought it might be interesting to make a list of what is being reported in the various elements of the the media, whether it be print, Internet or Cable News.

Here is a list of topics I compiled from reading the media's above the fold front pages, on their recent real and virtual offerings.

Torture
Iran
Schip
Health Care
Spending
Budget
Taxes
Signing Statements
Executive Privilege
Blackwater
Climate Change
Halliburton
No bid Contracts
Faith Based Funding
Religious Influence on Politics
Veterans' Health Care, Walter Reed
Patriot Act: Security and Privacy
Katrina
The war in Iraq
The War in Afghanistan
The War against Terrorism

How do react to this list? Do you see a pattern which suggests a point of view, do you see each item as a topic to be discussed and debated, are you turned off by the list, do you care less?
If nothing else you can use the list as check points if and when you consider someone to vote for.

Leave a comment to let me know what you think.


Thirsty Muse

4 comments:

The Old New Englander said...

What we see in the news is at least as much a reflection of ourselves as of the editors' choices. What headlines catch our attention? Do we read the front page? The business page? Or the sports page? Clearly, you read the front page.

Lighthouse Keeper said...

Your observation that what we see includes a reflection of ourselves is interesting, and I have experienced it many times, as do most people. My first job was selling medical supplies to drug stores and all I could see in the towns I covered were drug stores. I guess garbage collectors see garbage cans. A woman told me once that if you're pregnant everybody's pregnant.

Kathleen Mortensen said...

True, but if you're not pregnant and you wish to be, then everybody's pregnant as well.
Kat

Leanderthal, Lighthouse Keeper said...

Based on some things you have written recently I have come to understand the poignancy of your comment and "wishing to be". Thanks for your open sharing.

Lee