BBC Inquiry Manila Philippines Southeast Asia Friday, December 1, 2006
I am watching BBC or the English TV 24 hour per day news show, same as CNN, they just ended a segment on United Nations in Haiti. They say the words inquiry, like they are the government of the world.
I guess, I have problem with the word - NEWS -
NEWS: 1. recent information 2. current events 3. Program
Now, as the lady says the words, - BBC Inquiry - I know and feel, the News Media has indeed become the, - Fourth Estate -
Quote from Michael Kinsley - (Encarta Encyclopedia)
- The press in America is sometimes referred to as the Fourth Estate. This term dates back to 18th-century Britain. It was meant to suggest that the press was a force in society and government equal to the three recognized “estates” of the time—the nobility, the clergy, and the commoners. Today the term still signifies that the press plays a special role in our system of government. - (2)
This is more of a French thing, and roots of where the term, - Third World - was derived.
The news is the oversight of the government; however, I am now sure there is need for oversight of the press.
It has become impossible to separate innuendo from the truth, I am a currents events traveler because I do wish to learn the truth, and I trust the governments of the world more than I trust the press.
The BBC was reporting that UN Soldiers were going to strip bars and buying girls… - Duh… - Be real, you are kidding me, soldiers doing this…
I guess the UN peacekeepers are not big advertising dollars, like the other - save-the-world- UN funds. So they are on the attack, howver, the real problem, is overlooked, their big advertisers, the NGO. They do not seem to find the mass corruption in NGO - ONG of the world.