What we’re seeing in the news is exactly what Chicken Little’s folktale warns us about. First there’s a non-event, a leaf lands on Chicken Little’s tale, that causes Chicken Little to over react and panic. A Leaf on the tale equals the sky is falling.
Chicken Little was naïve, gullible, and lived for drama. Chicken Little didn’t need facts or truth to report what he honestly believed. Chicken Little told Henny Penny that the sky is falling. Chicken Little shared his assumption that the worst-case scenario was reality and shared his panic with Henny Penny. Henny Penny, just as naïve and gullible as Chicken Little assumed a similar state of panic, she ignored all facts and ran around sharing her worst fears with anyone and everyone. Henny Penny told Ducky Lucky that the sky is falling, Ducky Lucky then told Goosey Loosey, who told Turkey Lurkey, who finally told Foxy Loxy.
Everyone got into a state of panic because one drama loving Chicken went from a nonevent, the leaf landing on his tail, to a worst-case scenario. Chicken Little managed to convince everyone the end was near.
Foxy Loxy, the only adult in the group, looked around and saw the obvious, the sky was not falling. Foxy Loxy started asking questions. Do you hear the sky falling? Everyone said no that they didn’t. Do you see the sky falling? Everyone answered no again.
Then Foxy Loxy asked the most important question, why do you think he sky is falling? They started to look from one to the other and the trail went from one to the other until they got to Henny Penny, in a weak voice she said, because Chicken Little said so.
Foxy Loxy then asked Chicken Little, why do you think the sky is falling? Chicken Little said because a leaf landed on my tail.
They all went home and lived happily ever after.
The nonevent we are witnessing now is the allegation of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians. If there was any substance to it the facts would be public by now. The worst case scenario is that the Trump Campaign was elected because they colluded with Russia to steal the election from the Clinton campaign. The main stream media is less concerned with facts or reality than they are concerned with causing President Trump to look foolish and incompetent so they spend every day screaming that the sky is falling.
Too many voters in this country are as naïve and gullible as Henny Penny, Ducky Lucky, and the rest to ask the questions that will calm the panic.
We don’t have enough Foxy Loxy’s in this country.
The sky is not falling, and the false narrative and inflated sense of panic created by the main stream media significantly impacts the media’s credibility. The day will come where there will be a real story and their constant stream of the sky is falling will drown out the severity of the real crisis.