A couple of weeks laid up with health problems and most news stories have passed me by. That confirms that we are often drip-fed unnecessary negativity with inconsequential news blown out of all proportion by the mainstream media.
Still that is how they "earn a living."
Thoroughly check out all the mainstream news outlets and channels and you will quickly realise they ALL concentrate on a couple of stories meaning a great deal of stuff that may interest you or even affect you directly is buried or ignored.
It reminds me of the comparison of a person or persons, often workers, with mushrooms - keep them in the dark and feed them full of s**t!
He or she who pays the piper calls the tune and as we say in Yorkshire where there's muck there's brass and that means muck of the verbal kind and more.
Mainstream news reporting operates to a money-making business plan obviously.
Watching BBC2 last week a short documentary caught my attention.
It reported on three companies that were previously "consultancies" but now are regularly used and deployed by the government to undermine and perhaps limit the number of public sector workers in the UK.
Is to improve value for money and efficiency or is it more about who makes money out of services?
Capita, Serco and G4S are the companies in question.
Twitter has had bogus comments in the past that unelected PM Theresa May's husband has links to G4S but he has not; however in July 2016 the Independent reported "Theresa May’s husband is a senior executive at a $1.4tn investment fund that profits from tax avoiding companies."
The cynic in me says that explains her desire to be Tory Party leader, and some, after Cameron turned tail and ran following the BRexit vote.
What the BBC2 30 minute offering titled "Who is spending Britain's Billions?" highlighted was the three companies listed have thrived since 2010.
In 2010 a Tory led Lib Dem coalition government replaced a Labour party one.
Each of the companies has benefitted from a billion plus pounds from British taxpayers and continue to do so.
The program host Jacques Peretti interviewed ordinary people explaining to them how the Queen cost British taxpayers a matter of pennies per head annually while these companies cost each of us around £50 a head.
And ALL of the people interviewed were clueless when it came to Capita, Serco and G4S.
For me it reinforced my view that we the people are selectively drip-fed drivel masquerading as news often to detract from real life news and issues that in the real world should and would shock us.
If you fancy watching "Who is spending Britain's Billions" it is available on BBC IPlayer catch up for around a month.
What do Capita, Serco and G4S have in common? Many, many scandals yet they remain the Tory government's preferred choice but why?
What price privatisation over public sector?
Worth noting and these are just a few of many:
G4S hit be fresh scandal
G4S scandals since 2012
Serco aims for rehabilitation after scandals
Capita faces fresh calls to be stripped of PIP contracts
All things Corbyn
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