The Difference Between NEWS and Not-News

NEWS:  HEADLINES YOU’LL SEE IN THE CORPORATE MEDIA

Not-News-- Headlines You Probably Won’t

by Arlen Grossman

NEWS: REPUBLICANS ATTACK OBAMA HEALTH CARE PLAN AS SOCIALISM

Not-News: 50,000 Americans Without Health Insurance, 18,000 Americans Die From Lack of It

NEWS: U.S. UNEMPLOYMENT RATE DROPS BELOW 9 PERCENT

Not-News: Real Unemployment Rate, Including Discouraged and Underemployed Workers, Over 22 Percent

NEWS: TRADE DEAL BETWEEN SOUTH KOREA, U.S. TAKES EFFECT 

Not-News: Due Largely to Free Trade,  50,000 U.S. Factories and 5 Million Manufacturing Jobs Lost in Last Ten Years.

NEWS: GATES, BUFFETT AGAIN TOP LIST OF RICHEST AMERICANS

Not-News: 37 Percent of Families With Young Children Living in Poverty

NEWS: BANKS DROPPING FREE CHECKING, INCREASING FEES

Not-News: Assets of Six Largest Banks Total $9.4 Trillion Dollars, Equal to 65% of  U.S. GDP

NEWS: IRAN MAY BE BUILDING FIRST NUCLEAR WEAPON, CANDIDATES TALK OF DIRE THREAT TO WORLD PEACE 

Not-News: U.S. and Russia Each Have At Least 8,000 Nuclear Weapons, Seven Other Nations Have Hundreds More

NEWS: U.S. HAS NO DESIRE TO BE WORLD’S POLICEMAN, OBAMA DECLARES

Not-News: U.S. Military Empire: About One Thousand Military Bases in Over One Hundred Countries

NEWS: CONGRESS SUPPORTS NEW WEAPONS SYSTEMS FOR PENTAGON

Not-News: Average U.S. Household’s Share of the National Debt Is $128,830

NEWS: RECORD SPENDING ON POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS PREDICTED FOR 2012

Not-News:  D.C. Lobbyists Spending Over $3 Billion Annually to Politicians Who Do Their Bidding

NEWS: REPUBLICANS DRAW LINE IN SAND, NO TAX CUTS FOR WEALTHY 

Not-News:  Student Debt Rises to $1 Trillion – More Than Total US Credit Card Debt.

NEWS: AMERICANS RUSH TO MEET TAX FILING DEADLINE 

Not-News: Thirty Big Corporations Spent More Money Lobbying the Federal Government Than They Paid in Taxes

NEWS: BANKS AGREE TO $26 BILLION COURT SETTLEMENT TO HELP HOMEOWNERS HURT IN MORTGAGE CRISIS 

Not-News: Audit Reveals Federal Reserve Secretly Gave American and Foreign Banks $16 Trillion Of Interest-Free Bailout Money

NEWS: PRICE OF GAS COULD RISE TO $5 PER GALLON BY SUMMER 

Not-News: Oil Futures Speculation, Mostly by Wall Street Traders, Estimated to Add About 40 Percent to Gas Prices

NEWS: ARRESTS FOR POT EXPECTED TO TOP 800,000 THIS YEAR

Not-News: Wall Street CEOs Arrested For 2008 Financial Meltdown: Zero

PUBLISHED IN OPEDNEWS.COM 03/24/2012
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2 Responses to The Difference Between NEWS and Not-News

  1. Arlen, great contrast on truth vs media mendacity

    Gary

  2. Correction: I have changed the amount of national debt per household from $534,000 (based on a USA Today article referring to unfunded government mandates) to $128,830 (based on the numbers in http://www.debt-clocks.com/ (thanks, ed)

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