By Kenneth Justice
~ This morning I woke up to NEWS reports of protesting turned to rioting last night in Ferguson, Missouri. Apparently the Governor of Missouri has dispatched the National Guard in an attempt to reestablish order.
As I consider the death of a young man by the gun of a law enforcement officer and the massive media coverage that has ensued ever since, I wonder; who is benefitting from all of this?
—-) Will the lives of the people of Ferguson, Missouri be better after all of this settles down; probably not.
—-) Will the people of the greater metropolitan St. Louis area be improved by all of this attention; probably not.
—-) Will the Governor of Missouri receive an upswing in support in the way this situation is handled; probably not.
—-) Will the family of the police officer or the family of the young man who was shot and killed be all the better for what is going on; probably not.
So who really benefits from all the attention that this national story is getting? As far as I can see there is one party who is winning amidst all of this madness in Missouri; THE MEDIA.
The 24 hour NEWS appears to be loving every minute of this;
—-) CBS NEWS has correspondents “LIVE” on the ground in Ferguson
—-) National Public Radio is devoting countless hours of conversation and debate over Ferguson
—-) Fox, ABC, and the other various NEWS outlets are reporting on this story non-stop
Once again, it seems as though the only real winner is the MEDIA. Has anyone been rooting for the MEDIA to win? If you were, I guess your wish was granted.
Just a few thoughts as I sipped my coffee this morning,
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