rant About the media, which is quite simple. One says, for example: “The exaggerate and manipulate!” Or: “they have their hidden Agenda!” And you will be present at the barbecue or in the coffee break, as a critical, independent spirit. Journalists are looking for but always just the big scandal, blow it all and sell it as a relevant News! It is not so?

Every day the media tables with business-oriented alarm on the bells of bad news around the globe and concealment of naughty and bad joyfully the Good in the world, to put our poor souls in fear and terror – and for that we have to pay!

Yes, the journalists tell us a maximum of half the truth, and are also totally lacking in humor, with the grim Seriously disillusioned professional cynics, who know everything better, everywhere and annoyances sense. In doing so, you would go and find a psychiatrist.

Why do we consume it anyway?

Not so easy is it, to criticize themselves as media consumers and to give, for example, account for why we consume daily, all of these media, which are supposed to be so bad. Why we read again and again, scandal, and the poison of the Bad News one eye, so how to smoke the Smoke of a cigarette hastily.

we admit it: We consume compulsively the analog and the digital media noise, because we believe that we will not be able to join in the conversation, and we need to us about all sorts of upset. In addition, it is of course so that we do what we accuse the media (fixation on the Negative, Omission of the Positive), to the media itself: We fixate on the Negative and let the Positive way.

“Barking guard dogs”

We forget that there are still journalists who want to inform us on the wing for us, that Happen to be reputable and public power control, operate want. Without them there would be no functioning democracy. Or, formulated with the ideal vision of the writer Ephraim Kishon (1924-2005): “The media are the barking guard dogs of democracy, and democracy is the best political System, because you can vaccinate with impunity dam.”

Giuseppe Gracia (51) is a writer and media relations officer of the diocese of Chur. He is married and the father of two children. In his VIEW column, which appears every second Monday, expressed he is personal views.