Hello Everyone, and let me tell you something which you perhaps haven’t noticed yet or simply don’t know. The mainstream media in the Western world lost it entirely, or rather, so that I try to rephrase it, they are (like totally) lagging behind the rest of the world.
I already talked about the hysteria following the election of Trump, which, of course, reminded me of that tantrum after the ‘faux pas’ on the British political scene, which we will all remember as Brexit, for the rest of our lives.
The retardation of the mainstream media struck me something like a week ago, when The Guardian, yet again, published its propaganda material on Russia. I have to admit that I don’t even remember what the article was talking about (but the Guardian is definitely holding some sort of grudge against Russia), but I still have the picture of the article in my mind - Russian dolls portraying Putin and Trump, and if I could buy them somewhere, I would.
At that moment, when I saw the article, I made the decision that I will stop reading the Guardian for a while (just had a quick glance at the main page today, because I couldn’t resist it, obviously), because they also put my comments on moderation mode as I have the tendency to put a link to my blog in all my comments (what is wrong with that, may I ask?), and will switch to reading President Trump instead. Because the mainstream media doesn’t cover what really matters today, and forgot how to make the news entertaining and engage with the public.
President Trump does. For instance, if you log in on Twitter and start following him, you will be entertained, that’s for sure. He was already accused of tweeting once at 3am (what is wrong with that, may I ask?), but much more interesting is what he tweets about. An example. Yesterday he tweeted to New York Times, saying “I cancelled today's meeting with the failing @nytimes when the terms and conditions of the meeting were changed at the last moment. Not nice”. This follows on the dialogue he started to have with the newspaper, already back during the presidential race, when he gave the nickname to New York Times, as ‘failing’.
He also tweeted to the UK government, suggesting that Farage should represent The UK in the United States, which just confirmed my suspicion that Farage aims at becoming American.
Anyway, what I am trying to say is that nowadays it is the only chance to wake up our sleeping population (quite a few) and make them interested and engaged in politics again. So that all those who were asleep (including Liberal Democrats) would actually go and vote, read the news and start being interested in our political life, instead of watching endlessly something like Big Brother. There is so much going on now in the world, that this is your chance to keep the public entertained politically! And not continue that endless discourse about how bad is Russia (@failingguardian).
And to conclude, I would like to update you about some other news which happened this week and which do matter. For instance, the UK government passed a law that you can be legally hacked (hello surveillance), Quality Street removed one of their oldest sweets (how dare you!), and most importantly, Sheffield Hallam University and Sheffield Robotics had an amazing event (still ongoing) where the public could interact with real robots, see what is virtual reality and even take part in a script-workshop! Talk about engaging the public, you should ask Sheffield Hallam University how to do it!
As to the ‘failing’ Guardian, I would advise them to seriously update their game and instead of posting Russian dolls as their images, consult James Rowland on how to make great and interesting pictures, especially that he does specialise in political satire.
Here is one of his recent creations. At @Chitailova (me)