This is just a Mini-Gripe. I have a strong dislike of Media Outlets, especially the larger U.S. networks such as CNN, MSNBC, FoxNews, A.P., etc. (I'm also not a fan of Local Media) Occasionally I will pull up one of those news sites out of boredom or I am looking for something and lately I have been noticing a trend across the board. (Local to National media) All the websites, which used to mainly text articles with the occasional picture is turning into the news edition of YouTube. All the networks seemed be concerned with is placing more videos on the site, the worst of them being MSNBC. Most networks that are going to use a video will at least write some shit-tastic article to go along with it except for MSNBC which has taken to posting only the Video and a title so you must watch the video, there is no other option expect for searching for it elseware. I find it infuriating because I like too read most things, especially the news, I HATE video, I don't even really want pictures! It drives me up a wall when something catches my eye but its a video and thats all. What the hell is going on? Is this the media being lazy or is it America becoming so infatuated with television and videos that we can't even read an article anymore? Are videos better? Is writing dead?