Friday, July 23, 2004

A trial balloon ... of 12 HAIKUs ... regarding the future of this temporary blog

RHETORICAL VERSE / 12-HAIKU SEQUENCE


Shall we judge the press

by their gullibility

regarding this show?



IRAQ showed how bad

journalism has become.

How far it's fallen.



AmCan's no Iraq:

An entertainment sideshow.

Who'll "get" the story?


Who will spread bullshit?

Who're the lazy journalists

who don't ask questions?



We'll rank the cov'rage.

Who'll frame it with TRUE HEADLINES?

Who'll re-transmit NOISE?


Who are we to judge?

We've been "casing this story"

since January.


What's our agenda?

To do journalism right.

Ask the right questions.



What does this show mean?

How does this puzzle piece fit

in the BIG PICTURE.



What's the history?

What about Argentina?

What of Australia?


And, yes, television.

What's "reality tv?"

Are there "artists" yet?


Does Hollywood know

what the hell it is doing?

What skills are missing?


What questions would find

something beyond the hoopla?

What does this all mean?