The Journalism Song

Woke up with the first line in my head this morning. No idea why. Think Gilbert & Sullivan meets Monty Python.

First draft.

As always, copyright by publication.

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A dispassionate recitation of the facts,
The who, the what, the why, the when, the where,
But journalists have lately gotten lax,
Though they dance around their bias like Astaire.

Reporters with agendas should be on the Op-Ed page,
But uninformed polemics are becoming all the rage:

Idiotic infographics,
Click-bait semi-pornographic,
Ignorance of the geographic–
Ain’t journalism grand?
Clueless about history,
Economics are a mystery,
Pivot now to Hillary–
So let’s strike up the band.

Oh……….

Dispassionate distillation of the news
Has seldom been much more than an ideal,
But now it’s gotten goofier than hell,
When the President smiles, reporters start to squeal.

Idiotic infographics,
Click-bait semi-pornographic,
Ignorance of the geographic–
Ain’t journalism grand?
Clueless about history,
Economics are a mystery,
Pivot now to Hillary…

So let’s strike up the BANNNNNNNNND!

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