Take a bow, media

By JOHN KANELIS / johnkanelis_92@hotmail.com

The national media, which a prominent — and now thoroughly disgraced — U.S. politician once labeled “the enemy of the people,” have demonstrated time and time again their value to contemporary society.

How do I know that? Because the media have been reporting in agonizing — and, yes, uplifting — detail the experiences we have been enduring during the Deep Freeze of 2021.

It’s good to take a moment to ponder how the media have reported the good as well as the bad associated with the storm that paralyzed much of the nation, most notably the damage it did in Texas.

I also want to salute the subjects of many of the stories chronicled by the media, specifically the Good Samaritans who have answered the call to help their neighbors, family members and even total strangers who have suffered from power outages, burst household plumbing and the assorted miseries that accompany all of that.

They have raised money, transported food, delivered potable water, provided shelter or just offered a word of comfort and encouragement. I know that because the media have told their stories.

It’s been difficult at times to smile during this trying experience. Yet I have managed to shed a tear or two of joy at what I have been told is happening in Texas and across the land during this severe winter event.

Oh, and then there’s this: This tragedy struck many of us while the nation and the world battle the killer pandemic and that story, too, has produced more reason to smile. Yes, people are still getting sick and still are dying, but the vaccines have arrived and are getting injected into our bodies. The infection rate, at least for the time being, appears to be spiraling downward. 

The media are telling us that story as well.

6 thoughts on “Take a bow, media”

  1. They are covering those things well, while ignoring Cuomo, China, Iran, North Korea or job loss. They didn’t jump on Biden for saying we didn’t have a vaccine when he came in office, In fact, they are making it sound like it’s Biden that has the pandemic trending down. We all know that’s not the case. We were already vaccinating his goal when he took office. They aren’t spending time chastising teacher unions for not opening schools across the country. Biden campaigned on follow the science. CDC says schools can open without teachers being vaccinated and schools are showing to be one of the safest places to be. Why isn’t he pushing them more? Is it because it’s a union? He already went against one union and cut thousands of jobs. Still waiting on the welder to get that job where he can build solar panels for the same salary he was getting on the pipeline. But yes, they cover one topic well and their doing their job.

      1. FYI, the media are not “ignoring” any of those issues you mentioned. How do I know that? You are aware of them. How do you obtain your alleged knowledge of them? Hmm. Let me think …

  2. I don’t get them from ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, CNNOr even Fox for many things. I have friends and family across the country that share and are living with many of these decisions he’s made. You don’t bring them up either. Previous administration, you’d been all over it. I thought you were going to be fair? Silence is agreeing with what he’s done so far.

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