The most uncovered story of our time…

is the news that most of the news is actually good news but that this is obscured by the fact that the media (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Principalities and Powers Inc.) don’t report that news and instead report bad news.

My friend Pia de Solenni talks about what is *mostly* going on in the world most of the time. Think about it. How many people have you hugged and kissed just today? How many murders, rapes and thefts have you witnessed in your entire life? Now think about what the TV dwells on.

This is why I say grace is dark matter. It makes up most of the universe most of the time. News (as the world conceives of it) is news precisely because it departs from the fact that so much of life is so good.

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  • Rosemary

    This, sir, is why the writing of Flannery O’Connor is so damn good.

    • Paxton Reis


      I agree…dark and challenging writing too.

  • The problem is that we are selling stories as news reports. What we should be selling is reports of what is important. I’m sort of staking my economic future on this proposition.

  • Alister Crowe

    As Mr. Chesterton pointed out…

    “It is the one great weakness of journalism as a picture of our modern
    existence, that it must be a picture made up entirely of exceptions. We
    announce on flaring posters that a man has fallen off a scaffolding. We
    do not announce on flaring posters that a man has not fallen off a
    scaffolding. Yet this latter fact is fundamentally more exciting, as
    indicating that that moving tower of terror and mystery, a man, is still
    abroad upon the earth. That the man has not fallen off a scaffolding is
    really more sensational; and it is also some thousand times more
    common. But journalism cannot reasonably be expected thus to insist upon
    the permanent miracles. Busy editors cannot be expected to put on
    their posters, “Mr. Wilkinson Still Safe,” or “Mr. Jones, of Worthing,
    Not Dead Yet.” They cannot announce the happiness of mankind at all.
    They cannot describe all the forks that are not stolen, or all the
    marriages that are not judiciously dissolved. Hence the complex picture
    they give of life is of necessity fallacious; they can only represent
    what is unusual. However democratic they may be, they are only concerned with the minority.”