I can almost understand
I can almost understand,
The way the press in general wants to report,
On the happenings in society today,
Even if it sensationalises to the point,
Where it may be counter productive,
Because I know democracy would be hard pressed to survive,
Without a press that is free to get to the bottom of matters,
And hold those in power to account on our behalf.
What I will never come to grips with is,
The mistaken belief by some reporters that seems to be sanctioned,
By some editors and even owners of media outlets,
That giving the utterly selfish and self entitled,
Who think the world or even the known Universe,
Revolves around them,
And are a legend in their own mind,
With no apparent cause except themselves,
What seems to be a disproportionate amount of space,
When the masses are crying out for more salient facts,
Regarding real events,
That are happening in the real world,
And affect selfish and unselfish alike.
Maybe we urgently need more independent media outlets,
If we want the views of more unselfish people reported,
Which after all is still the majority,
If the kindness I have have been subjected to,
By strangers with genuine smiles on their faces,
Is anything to go by.
Copyright © David Smith | Year Posted 2021
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