And I Awoke With A Single Thought… (and a Word for the Day)

“Pull the trigger.”

So that’s the plan for this week.  The weapon is loaded, the charge is primed, there is a but a single action yet required to put the whole thing in motion.  I’m a bit scared of this one, and a close reading of my work (and world history) should be explanation enough for that fear.  However, after discussing it with my mother yesterday, I can do nothing but agree with her.

Fear is not a good argument for non-action when one knows an action is pure.

And now a word for today that I came across while researching a quote for my book (that would be the aforementioned “weapon”…see tabs above), mediabatory.

MEDIABATORY
(adverb, from mediabation, root to mediabate)

Of, or relating to, the media’s tendency to report the same damn thing over and over again when a story is breaking but there is nothing truly new to report. Generally used to suggest that the situation has shifted from reporting the news to masturbation of same.

Example: “The constant barrage of non-information regarding Caylee Anthony has become mediabatory.”

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“Newswanking” is another good one.   Profiting off the gruesome death of a child would be another apt description, although that one isn’t applicable to all cases of mediabating.