Just Tell It To Me Straight

I don’t know about you, but I am finding it increasingly more difficult to wade through all the….bodily waste….that is thrown my way on a daily basis.

If I turn on the news or visit news sights, I want only one thing: THE NEWS. I don’t want catchy headlines meant to create an emotion within me before I even read the article or see the clip. Just deliver the news. If you have photos of inside Gosnell’s “House of Horrors” it should read, “Photos inside Gosnell’s clinic”, not “Shocking Photos inside the House of Horrors”. Furthermore, don’t use carefully placed verbage in an effort to brainwash me into supporting your propaganda.

I know. News outlets are ultimately in it to make money. The more shocking or emotion-filled a headline is, the more it sells. It is just a shame. I also realize there is no unbiased passing on of facts in journalism anymore. Everybody’s got an agenda. What a shame they can’t just tell it to us straight and allow us to form our own opinions.

This rings true in my personal life as well. No body wants to offend anyone so everything is sugar-coated or ignored altogether. I have often told people I could never get mad at someone who is honest, even if I don’t “like” what they say. If we have a problem, tell me. Don’t whisper behind my back to a third-party. I try to extend this courtesy to others, which of course usually results in offending someone.

Why do we have such a difficult time with the truth and sincerity? Why do we feel so obligated to not offend when speaking the truth could be so much more beneficial to the hearer? Why do WE get offended at the truth? Questions to ponder this fine Thursday.