Thursday, December 22, 2005

The Truth

I want to tell you something... you can't handle the truth. When I was in university and was learning about journalism, my head was filled with idealism about how we should strive to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

However, after a few years I discovered that this doesn't always achieve its desired results. People are just not ready for the truth. They want to hear it alright, they just can't accept it.

So what am I crapping on about? As a gatekeeper in the media industry, I get to decide what the public knows and doesn't know. People want to know every single thing that happens... what they don't realize it's boring most of the time or it'll just get them pissed and cause uncontrollable anger.

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