It struck me how in our culture we define the good life more in terms of the consumption of material goods than in relationship to any other quality. We all need financial security. Albert Einstein 1879 1955, attributed The Worldwide Institute in its 2004 State of the World report explains: Societies focused on well being involved more interaction with family, friends, and neighbours, a more direct experience of nature, and more attention to finding fulfilment and creative expression than in accumulating goods. This is how MSNBC characterizes the good life. We all want to live a comfortable life. CNN even encourages you to submit amateur videos via the “report” section on their website, which allows them to feature the videos on their news shows after a process of vetting and verification. No kidding. Fox News, owned by Australian media magnate Rupert Murdoch's News Corp., had started on the premise that conventional news sources like CNN and network news operated on a principle of a subtle left-wing cultural bias resulting from the educational and social milieu of their journalists. How is it that so many People who have so Many Things have lives that Lack so much Satisfaction and Meaning? The realityat least two of the so-called major news organizations are dedicated to producing partisan propaganda that pretty shamelessly panders to politicians while the third is increasingly resorting to the Blogsphere to provide its news sources.
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Olbermann suggests that the President was referring to Fox News. So if the good life is about having things, how is it that so many people who have so many things have lives that lack so much satisfaction and meaning? We need to know that we can provide for our families and be free of the pressure of struggling to make ends meet. Their line-up of news shows supposedly offers us the alternative to Fox News, but, as implied by Keith Olbermann, what they are really offering us is left-wing propaganda that panders to the Osama administration. So much so that all other news agencies were too afraid even to question their authority. CNN even encourages you to submit amateur videos via the “report” section on their website, which allows them to feature the videos on their news shows after a process of vetting and verification. Perhaps the answer to where we can find credible news sources lies with CNNstill bland and presenting the façade of objectivity while concealing a subtle left-wing biaswho now, apparently, resorts to biogs, Twitter feeds and Facebook posts to supplement their on-site correspondent reports. What Provides for a Satisfying Life? Back in the day when the Republicans controlled both houses and the Presidency, a period that might well go down in history as a modern-day Dark Ages or Reign of Terror, the Fox News channel was considered to be the bastion of credible news. The disconnection between money and happiness in wealthy countries is perhaps most clearly illustrated when growth in income in industrial countries is plotted against levels of happiness.