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News Junkie

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News Junkie

                                    I get it when I want it 
                                  
                                    it is always on tap
 
                                    it can be a rap   
                                
                                    or maybe a trap
                                    
                                    to suck you to

                                    celebrity crap
                                 
                                    yet it was the 
               
                                    lifeblood of 

                                    my job not 

                                    missing a fact 

                                    analysing 

                                    transmitting 

                                    to others  

                                    the world 

                                    as it is 
                                      
                                    and was 

                                    yet knowing 

                                    that truth 

                                    lies open 

                                    to all lies 

                                    that lay 

                                    in wait to
                                 
                                    ambush truth 

                                    for media studies 
                    
                                    of any ilk are 

                                    dislked by those 

                                    press barons 

                                    masters of spin 

                                    as one tv hack

                                    said of Saville's

                                    victims they are 

                                    everyday ordinary people

                                    so inferior to her and him
                   
                                    so do not panic block 

                                    your ears close your eyes

                                    today's news is yesterday's

                                    fish and chip newspaper

                                    literally or metaphorically

                                    yet nuggets of truth are 

                                    found if not now just lift 

                                    yours eyes from paper 

                                    or from app by looking 

                                    at people or look on 

                                    this winter's day 

                                    and smile since 

                                    spring will come

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