Friday, July 16, 2010

Getting Started

Well, I guess every blogger begins somewhere. This is my first attempt. Rather than begin by immediately delving off into a point of interest or a particular ire I might have, I thought I'd use this first post and blog to get an idea of how this particular medium worked.

Posting would appear to be very much like any other dedicated forum. I've done quite a bit of that, so I shouldn't have any trouble here. As with many bloggers, I'm quite sure my main difficulty will involve putting ideas and thoughts down in a comprehensible format. I do love to ramble at times. Hopefully, my grammar teachers won't roll over in their graves at my prose structure. Hmmm...and I wonder; does this thing have a spelling checker? :) A spelling checker would certainly speed things up!

The blog's purpose:

I guess one might wonder what the purpose of this blog is. Perhaps I'd better address that in this post as well.

Over that past few years I've begun to notice a dramatic increase in the ineptness and ignorance of the media and apparently of society in general. I watch news feeds and new stories. I'll pause occasionally on some talking-head's talk show. I marvel at the sheer ignorance reporters have about the topic they are reporting on. I listen jaw dropped in disbelief as they speak as if they have some authority on the subject. I wonder to myself if the producers/editors of the show/publication are congnizant of their reporter's ignorance or if they are relying on the ignorance and gullability of the view/reader to accept at face value what they are hearing/reading. Surely not. Surely there are others like me who are in awe of the spectacle they witness.

Perhaps I stand alone in my observations. Perhaps my audience will hang on my every word as though it were gospel. Wouldn't that be irony at work.....

C'mon Anderson Cooper. Show me how little you know of things mechanical. I'm ready.....

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