Making of the News

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

There they were, just as I’d seen them a thousand times on TV, only now they were right in front of me.

It had been easier to get onto the set than I ever imagined.  Sure, it was a local studio in Podunk, but you’d think it would be tighter.

They were local celebrities, all right.  They went to all of the events and such.  People watched them every night.

And for what?

They called it “news”.  More like mainstream lies and Deep State propaganda.

Tonight, people would get real news.

I took aim and waited for the right moment.

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Word count = 100

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38 thoughts on “Making of the News

    1. trentpmcd Post author

      For some reason, my mind went that way when I saw the photo… Of course, since the trigger was never pulled, the second the story is over, the camera-person could have seen him and stopped it…

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I do remember something happening. I think it was an on-location segment. After I posted this, I tried to find it, but didn’t remember enough details to get a good search in Google.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      It is frightening because it is too realistic – there are many here that really and truly believe that the news is, as Trump said, Public Enemy Number 1. Hopefully those days are over…

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I agree. Unfortunately, there are several different narratives happening right now, and no, or little, cross talk between them. And when you run into a QAnon fanatic, it is very difficult to hold a discussion with them! On the other hand, I have read about people listening closely to what people who are close to the extremes think, holding a meaningful discussion with them, and having opinions softened, if not changed. Arguing and talking at people won’t solve anything.

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      1. msjadeli

        There are those who understand talk and there are those who only understand action. The ones who have attacked, or have incited their goons to attack, our seat of rule must be held accountable beyond words.

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  1. rochellewisoff

    Dear Trent,

    Uh oh, they might be ready to hear the truth. Loved “local station in Podunk.” It makes me think of the Charles Emerson Winchester quote about being the greatest ballerina in all of Galveston. ;) Nicely done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I don’t think they are ready for what he is about to do… I don’t remember that line by Charles, but it is exactly the type of thing he would say. Now if it were Boston…. Thanks.

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