The last week or so has brought both the best (angels) and worst (demons) of media that I have ever seen.  Some went way under the radar hoping not to be seen, others exploded everywhere.  This short post describes the ones that caught my eye in the past couple weeks:

  • Angel:  WGME 13 of Portland Maine reports of a bad Santa at the Maine Mall, who is rude to kids.  He gets fired and a new Santa gets hired about a day later.  You almost gotta love that story.
  • Demon:  Same TV channel issues report on woman who gets $100,000 in discrimination lawsuit.  I discuss this more in my blog right here.  Unfortunately, the station failed to mention that the woman was doing a return, which creates a different scenario than just making a purchase.  Intentional or not is unknown but it made this “feel good” story downright sickening and scamming.
  • Angel:  FOX News reports on the violence in Michigan at the State House over Right to Work law.  The scuffle even involved a FOX News reporter.
  • Demon:   Every other TV network ignored the actual violent actions happening in the State House.
  • Demon:  Radio prank to hospital where Kate Middleton was staying causes nurse to commit suicide a couple of days later.  The radio station where this happened suspended the radio personalities involved and they have apologized for their actions.
  • Angel:  There is no angel in pranking.  It is bad no matter what especially when tragedy strikes.  Why do people think that making people angry is a happy thing to do?  I don’t think it is at all funny.

So overall, the demons won over the angels in the media in the past week.  This means that the media does more bad than good at least this week.