Now, to handle the media….

Facebook, The New York Times, Twitter, CNN, MSN, magazine, gossip rags, blogs … really, what is one to believe?

Now, to handle the media....

Meditation and yoga to help kids? You hit the share button. Then someone comments, “Who are the behavioral specialists and who pays them? This seems like it would take some extra funding. They do this in Baltimore in a underprivileged neighborhood? Really?

Mind moves to, “All schools should do this, if it’s true.”

Now, to handle the media....

4Ocean–two young guys trying to do their bit by cleaning up garbage from beaches. Awesome! Let’s send a donation. Then someone claims it’s all a scam. You do some digging. Scam. Scam. Scam. But wait, the BBB says they are legit. But, is the BBB site you’re looking at legit?

Mind moves to, “How can I help, if it’s true.”

Now, to handle the media....

Headlines scream from the magazine rack. Brad and Jennifer reuniting now that they’re both single. Not a chance, screams the next.

Mind moves to, “Ooh, how romantic! If it’s true.”

Now, to handle the media....

Twins? Wait a minute. The palace always makes formal announcements. Not a family member herself.

Mind moves to, “Gotta be fake, but … perhaps best to wait and see.

So do we give up? Stop reading the news? Research endlessly before we decide to believe? Go with our gut? Or, move to a desert island?

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8 comments on “Now, to handle the media….

  1. You sure can’t believe everything you see and hear, especially in the news. The media have a way of starting with a grain of truth and then expanding from there, and you never know where they left off telling the truth and started inventing. I guess we have to learn not to be so quick to believe everything we hear and see in the news.

  2. The media is a platform for business, propaganda, telling the truth, etc. There is always an angle which everyone is trying to make their audience see. The question is, what am I buying as a consumer? Honestly, very little.

  3. You nailed it! We get very little and yet we’re addicted to the news and can’t seem to get enough of it. Sometimes I think it would be better to not read or listen to any of it, but I know we can’t bury our heads in the sand either.

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