Not the mdl news.. and not a serious discussion.. But, my dear fellow members, how about the `news` that we get or do not get from the so-called ǹews media` ? Whenever something halfway interesting on this sad football of an earth, the media snap into action, pretending to provide us with information.. they do a sad job, imho.. when, for instance, some 200-300 people die in an air crash, they do the ẁhat-we-know-act`.. they don't know nuffink, needless to say, because the authorities suppress all the facts until the implications have penetrated through their thick skulls.. so the info that we as the public get is the same.. nuffink.. it is almost as if they all signed a contract to do this what-we-know-act.. now lets have a look at some run-of-the mill crime, for a change. Some murder, maybe.. only one dead person, so we do not have to go through the what-we-know-act; for the public is not shocked... so we send a photo of a policecar... that conveys no information, of course, because we all know what a police car looks like. The photo just costs bandwidth that we pay for.. so the media performed their trick; making us pay for useless bandwidth.. now what if some 400 migrants drown in the Mediterranean? The public is not shocked, for migrants do that every day, in droves. So no need for the what-we-know-act.. a photo of a decrepit boat full of migrants is sufficient to steal our bandwidth. Even though the boat scores better in the way of victims than the odd airliner.. and what if the media decide that the news is undesirable? Like thousands take to the streets to object against TIPP in Berlin? Our good media remain silent...let sleeping dogs lie.. and we, brainless consumers, continue to pay for it. Are we crazy, or are we?