Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Dramatic, much?

Okay, so things ARE very difficult financially at the moment. We know, as we are paying off a mortgage and living on one income, and just got a bill (in the thousands) from the tax office for something that our (soon-to-be-former) accountants forgot to include years ago back when I was actually working. That said, we are coping.

However, I have a sneaking suspicion that the media is feeding off this situation, whipping up panic just to gain more readers. This has to be the most dramatic headline that I have seen in a long time:

"Aussies reeling in financial doom"

Seriously, what?? Do headlines like this help or inform people? I think they just make everybody feel a hell of a lot worse. Sometimes I think some journalists should quit their day jobs and go back to writing scripts for bad action movies. We would all be happier.


Resident Anesthesiologist Guy (RAG) said...

Journalism is purely overstating, hyperbole, and doomsday omens. Nothing more. Watching the news makes me more angry and nervous than when I don't.

Hope that all works out well for you.

The Girl said...

We're fine. The only time I get concerned is when I read stupid articles like the one I referenced. Then I remember who is writing the headlines and bring myself back to reality. :)

Dragonfly said...

Regarding that headline...sadly I am one of those :-(, no hyperbole. At least I have the hope of a decent paying job in 19 months time. People can complain about intern wages all they like, but it is more than enough to live on, and I will be earning more than my mother who is a teacher with >30 years experience. And that just somehow seems wrong.

The Girl said...

Sorry to hear that, Dragonfly.