Why Are International News Correspondents and Program Personnel So Arrogant?
Have you ever noticed that certain people in certain industries tend to be more arrogant as a percentage than in other sectors of our economy? For instance the leadership in companies, NGOs, politicians, sports stars, academia, and even in the news industry. Interestingly enough, I have been doing an ad hoc informal study of human nature via my people watching techniques, and I’ve made a few observations I’d like to share with you. f95zone
Now before you laugh, we both realize that these are merely personal observations, and they are hardly directed at any given individual. Let’s take the news industry for instance, often we find reporters are quite arrogant. It is often found that people of high intelligence are arrogant, and we definitely know people who think they’re better than everyone else are arrogant as well. Sometimes the arrogant people really are better than other folks at certain things, and perhaps they have an earned ego, which has been developed through experience, observations, and their own success.
We’ve all heard that famous quote; “a victim of your own success.”
It appears to me that the reason people in the news industry are arrogant is because they know something they believe that you don’t. For instance, if you ask people what they believe on a political topic or a certain event they will begin to recite what they’ve been told in the newspaper, radio, and/or TV.
Obviously, they have not considered this or thought it through rather they have adopted what they believe from their favorite news source. And based their opinion, or rather their stated opinion, it generally matches which ever news programming they are watching, and you should be able to tell what they watch, which news commentators they like based on which point of view they taken.
He who controls the media, controls the minds of the people.
Now then, it would be my contention that the reason that international news correspondents and programming personnel are so arrogant is because they believe they know something that you don’t, namely that they have the inside track and know what’s really going on, and you only know what they put out into the media.
Little do they know, that you have little respect for what they do, their trade, or much of the information you get when you listen, watch, or read in the mass media. Or maybe you don’t, and these arrogant (remember it’s only a percentage of the total people industry) media correspondents are correct. In that they really do know something you don’t know, and they are laughing behind their backs at that fact – thinking that all viewers are chimpanzees buying their rhetoric hook, line, and sinker.
Just because someone is on TV, and we consider them a celebrity, or rather they consider themselves celebrities, does not make them better than you. For instance, you could be the best accountant in the world, but the best accountant in the world is not a celebrity. But you are still the best in the world at what you do. And the news correspondent certainly isn’t better than you even if they are an anchor on the top-rated news program on TV.