Looking For The News
"They" suddenly appeared in our city as they are known to do for all major news stories and catastrophes that are unfolding. All they really wanted to do was to attempt to put "a face" on our local news story of the moment. The satellite trucks were the first thing to be seen. One parked downtown near a coffee shop across from city hall. Another truck parked in front of the high school. Let's face it, it was an invasion of sorts. Since the subject of their story was not reachable for visuals or commentary the television crews then walked our streets looking for backgrounds for "talking heads."
I find it hard to see the need for the big push from the out of town mass media to take over our own local understandings and highlight our faults out of proportion, especially when the whole saga is yet to be heard. I would wish that in the process of taking quotes and gathering images all the while hoping to score an exclusive, I might actually help the process of everyday life unfold. In actuality, too much attention given to micro details distorts the bigger picture and often causes more harm than it does good. If the truth be told, all I want is the best for everyone involved in this story.
When we reach out and embrace our neighbors we see pictures that enhance everyday life in our own international community.