I'm beginning to wonder if MetaFilter is becoming like local television news, in that it's painting a distorted picture of how bad things really are.
posted by Cool Papa Bell to Etiquette/Policy at 6:37 PM (239 comments total)
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You all know the saying -- "if it bleeds, it leads." Local TV news becomes a calvacade of murder, crime, car accidents and abuse, when actually, murder rates are down and things are kinda nice, comparatively speaking.
Recent posts on the front page have been about:
* Joe Arpaio and Steven Seagal
* Idiot Alaskan militias
* Kerfluffle over gay wizards
* The Koch brothers
* Microsoft suing competitors for piracy
UK health reforms that may
have bad effects (emphasis mine)
IMO, that's a lot of overheated chaff in the midst of otherwise excellent wheat,
and all of it with a bent toward "oh noes the sky is falling" about politics and culture.
In many regards, the sky is
falling. But this ain't it.