After Watching and Reading This Evening's News

I hate to have to tell you this.  You're stupid.
Journalists typically are.  While others are
Learning sciences, history, concepts and facts
Which will give them perspective, you study
Writing and putting on make-up, and every
Event that you rush to encounter proves that
You're clueless.  You grasp for cliches to
"Interpret" these things that you can't
Understand.  You're vacantly credulous when
People lie, and you pass on opinions when
You're short of facts.  At one time, I'm told,
Journalists were respected.  Now, they are
Ridiculed.  Often, they're scorned,
And they are for good reason.  They all
Are quite stupid, and, into that "they,"
I add you.

Poetry by Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2023-01-18 at 00:34

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josephus The PoetBay support member heart!
They are head shot sound bite entertainers who are more concerned with how they look than what they say. You described them well, Larry

Griffonner The PoetBay support member heart!


Frivolity apart though, your poem hits the nail on the head. Most of them are so bad you actually wonder why they bother to employ them, and political journalists who let their 'captive' get away with clear lies while interviewing them take the biscuit!