Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Breaking News??

Why is this Breaking News??? As if we didn't KNOW who was going to be nominated.

Stuff like this bugs me.

6 comments:

karengberger said...

I agree; Breaking News is now the most over-used, cheap trick on TV. We have seen them use it for a house-fire in a suburban community! Hello: that is sad, but it's local news. It's as if, after 9/11, the media found out how much money=viewership they can get by manipulating our fears. I don't like being manipulated, so I don't watch the TV most of the time!
Hope you are doing well...sending hugs your way.

Suzanne said...

I know. Just like when Barack accepted the nomination at the DNC....like no one knew it was going to be him? surprise, for the people under rocks I suppose.

Clippy Mat said...

doesn't she look like Tina Fey? and didn't you feel sorry for her poor baby who was manhandled all night instead of being in bed where he wanted to be?

HappyWifeHappyLife said...

I agree with Karen - "breaking news" is now a cheap ploy to get us all to tune in.

I'm pretty well done with the national mainstream media. (In fact, I remember learning about "yellow journalism" in high school, but unfortunately it seems to have made QUITE a resurgence now... sad, but true.)

So much that is on the news is not newsworthy, but is only for ratings and 'shock value'.

I get most of my news from NPR these days. The big 3 get very little of my time.

moooooog35 said...

The Daily Show got it right:

"When the news breaks....we fix it."

Tina Bass said...

I agree with happy Wife. I check out NPR for my news. All the other ones make me want to gag myself with a spoon.