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SoCS – Jour

Stream of Consciousness Saturday is brought to you every week by Linda Hill. Check out her blog for the rules and the contribution of other bloggers.

This week’s prompt:
Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “jour.” Find a word containing “jour” or use it as is. Bonus points if you start or end your post with that word. Enjoy!

Jour never going to believe how far I will go for extra points!

No? Okay, lets get started.

Journalism has taken a beating in this country over the last four years. In my opinion, if journalists had not jumped at every minuscule tidbit and carved a story about it, there might be more respect for the news. I think back to the time of having Chet Huntley and David Brinkley bringing us the news and wonder if they learned one way or another. Research for a non-SoCS day I suppose.

And here in the good ole USofA, things are almost stagnant as we wait for the final result of the election to be announced. There are several conspiracy like stories floating. The most hmmmm-producing theory is that the major news hubs want to force Fox news to be the first to announce Biden’s victory. Fox has always been an avid supporter of the far far right conservative.

For me, I am anxious for the totals to be tallied and the results announced. Then this period of suspended animation (as the Associated Press calls it) can be adjourned and we can again take steps moving forward.

Let’s not forget that 236,000+ people have died in the United States from the virus. This morning, it was announced the President’s Chief of Staff tested positive for the virus. So much damage has been done in this country with misinformation about the virus I am not sure we can turn the corner and move in the other direction.

Ugh, this is why I have slowed down in blogging this week. It is all heavy. I also noticed the stores have started limiting how much toilet paper and anti-bacterial wipes you can buy. Hoarding has already begun again.

I am glad I have my NaNoWriMo novel to focus on. And cooking. Maybe I should make some soup today.

Yes, a good hearty Soup Du Jour.

11 thoughts on “SoCS – Jour”

  1. I wouldn’t worry about timescales. Biden will not take over until January anyway so it makes little difference. I’m sure he is busy assembling his cabinet, just behind the scenes. I can see it taking a few weeks yet, but it is better to do it right than to do it quickly.
    I have a personal irritation with journalists with somebody like Trump. For me, he was unsuitable in 2015 and it became a closed issue. And yet I have been forced to hear the media prattle on about this guys antics for five years!

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  2. I’ve felt a lot of admiration for journalists who stand up to 45. It seems like time is standing still, but I appreciate the vote counters who are being careful. Certainly a time to test our patience. Soup is always good.

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  3. I remember the days of ‘campaigning’ journalits who took chances and personal risk to break important stories and big scandals. They seem to have all disappeared now, beaten down by the weight of advertisers’ influence on the newspapers they worked for.
    Well done with the challenge by the way. I was expecting ‘Journey’, but that was too obvious.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. Pete, I think there are still tremendous journalists out there, but they are under heavy pressures and influences that were not so prevalent in the past. It would be nice to see them rise up again.

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  4. Bonjour! Your reference to the Huntley-Brinkley Report brought back memories. We watched that news broadcast almost every weekday evening when I was a child. I honestly believed the Viet Nam War would be the lead story forever. We viewed the show on a black-and-white television set. The TV sat on a black, metal swivel stand that allowed us to watch it in the living room and then swivel it to watch it as we ate supper in the dining room. The Viet Nam War is (thankfully) no longer the lead story, but the current ones are usually as dark and disturbing as that one was. Love your writing, Maggie!

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    1. Debbie, I am glad the posts provided you with some good memories. Families often gathered around the television but in a much different way than is done today. It is difficult to put into words. I, too, remember the constant footage from Vietnam. Such a sad time in our history.

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