Yesterday morning my mum told me about a major crisis happening in the Middle East, and during breakfast the radio switched to the news. I was expecting news on the Middle East conflict. But, the main news story was…
Germany beating Brazil 7-1 in the World Cup.
Now I know that the World Cup is huge and that many people love it, but should it really be THE main headline, especially when there are very real and much more serious events going on in the world, such as a potential terrorist risk and the Indonesian election?
If football is that important, then what about the news about the Doctor Who leaked scripts? Enough people care about Doctor Who for it to be headline news. Why football?
It is my opinion that the important, world impacting news should be headline news, while entertainment like the World Cup (or even Doctor Who) shouldn’t be more important than a potential war in the Middle East. Sports should be, in my opinion, put into entertainment.
Headline news should be the news which affects the world, news which will make people think and make people learn about the world. Major world news should be reported first and then be followed up with entertainment like sports and film. News is informing people of world events, and the most important ones should be reported first.