Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Scared? RTFM! Be Informed And Don't Kill!

People should be more informed. That might be easy to say in an information age when there is too much information (or "info"; go figure) to cope with (see the existence of Twitter as proof of information curbing) sensibly. Reading articles is, believe it or not, the better way to stay informed simply because glib and media hungry headlines are the quick start for selling papers and page hits.

If you don't believe me, check out Cracked's latest: http://www.cracked.com/blog/dont-listen-to-jenny-mccarthy

I completely agree with the article. If the media were to treat their content with respect they would title appropriately - and don't tell me that a good title is hard to generate from any story. If CNN and FOX can broadcast the thinly veiled rubbish they headline as even news-worthy (see just about any Hate By Numbers on Cracked.com for evidence.

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