Can we talk about Chris Rock?
Can we talk about Chris Rock?
Can we talk about Chris Rock? Here this guy is just doing his job and while he might have crossed a line seeking to entertain a group of rather jaded individuals, nevertheless he is working. Then a Hollywood elite decides to exercise his prerogative to walk up and slap him. Wow, what a moment.
Talk about a surreal moment in time. If you had the chance to look at the crowd, you would have noticed that most if not all were vastly surprised by this moment. To the degree that many considered it staged.
Though if you are like me, you did not actually see the event but have instead watched very carefully edited clips of the events. These clips show us exactly what the editor believes is the relevant section of the evening. Carefully edited clips were created to present the event from their view. Now I am not saying that the editor has in any way faults motives, I am only saying we only see what they want us to see.
This careful crafting has become the norm in almost every arena of news and entertainment. Though in the latter case it is to be expected. Even those of us who write edit our work to portray our point more accurately or convincingly. But let’s not be deceived, news is not edited for our benefit. Editing is done to hone a point. News is or was intended to be interpreted by the viewer, not the editor.
What truly happened at that show? We will actually never know. We will hear positions and reviews but that is all. All we will ever know is opinions and perspectives. Which in this matter who really cares? But when it comes to the actual news we truly should. I have spoken to people who witnessed events that were then reported on the news. In every case, the news reported the event in a very slanted way to the point of actually not reporting the event in any way that could be considered accurate.
What you believe matters as it directs your actions and voice. Where do you look for your truth? Who are you listening to? When opinion is presented as science and science as opinion, we as individuals need to be responsible and alert to how we choose.
Chris Rock was only trying to do his job, wasn’t he?
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