Here we are, another day, another pearl-clutching headline.
By now, the WaPo and their buddies are habitually playing the part of the scorned crazy girlfriend. Trump is trolling the media, has been doing so for decades.
The average person out there is tuning both of them off, the way you close the window when the neighbor’s kids are making too much noise outdoors.
Let me tell you from experience: This is not a good thing.
I’ve been blogging about Latin American and Caribbean news for over a dozen years. Most news from the region are bad. The effect is that even I am getting fed up from a constant stream of bad news about people who won’t learn.
Not that they can’t learn.
They won’t learn.
There are times when I’ve been tempted to use a headline from the 1980s and switch the names in the article, In the case of Nicaragua, you don’t even need to change the name.
My readers are getting tired, too; but it’s not just my readers. Readership on LatAm stories is declining – all you have to do is look at the comments and reactions to LatAm news on any news outlet and compare them to those on any other region over a period of time.
Then end result is that of total indifference, which arguably is not good for a representative republic where a well-informed citizen is an asset.
For now, “I’m tired”
You can call it a mild case of mid-blog crises. I’ll continue blogging on LatAm when the mood strikes, while developing outside interests as I always have.
For now, at least.