Sift through the weak home videos,
celebrity rifts, sneak previews and peep shows;
no, this is not the real news,
now come along and show the real news.
If you choose to peruse excuses posing as news,
past mandatory intonation application,
only then can you pretend to understand.
See the tackiest of news, tackled,
freed from the weighty ‘truth-shackles’,
backed up by apocalyptic tracks
designed with shock in mind
for purely dramatic purposes.
a population ill-placated,
delighting in fear-mongering.
Nonplussed reporters bluff politely,
a farcical façade shown nightly;
but while they’re feigning a factual show,
they’re maintaining the vile reigning status quo.
These are the headlines!
This is the news!
Fact and doubt entwine -
fasten your noose!
This just in…
No, we are not the real news;
now, come along and show the news,
and not the lies, the spin,
lies and spin and
disguised payola marketing,
the slander, sleaze or sugar-coated fantasies.
Delighting in fear-mongering,
entertaining and maintaining ratings:
this is the news.
This is the news.