I Think Typical News Coverage Appeals to Idiots

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    Nothing New In News

    It's been years since I've watched any of the cable news channels. I get news off of the net and even then it's a mix of sources. For "mainstream" news I will read Google News but there are a handful of other sites I will read from, too. Sensationalism sells, that's a fact. I...
    theHydra theHydra
    31-35, M
    Jul 7, 2010

    TV Is Conquiring All

    It is happening slowly, but as sure as the sun set it is happening.  We are getting pooled together.  The TV general manager has already been named our publisher and our top two editors have resigned with the TV news producer taking their roles. I have been a reporter...
    mr4553 mr4553
    36-40, M
    3 Responses May 28, 2009

    Comparing Us And International Time Magazine Covers

    The question being asked in the article is: Are the US covers different because of consumer demand? or is consumer demand different because of the covers?http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/11/25/1039957/-STUNNING:-Comparing-US-World-Covers-for-TIME-Magazine?via=stream
    EvesHarvest EvesHarvest
    56-60, F
    3 Responses Nov 26, 2011

    News: the Mis-information of America

    The concept of having somebody in the tube, reading and analyzing news for me is really dumb.  I have a brain, thank you very much.  The worse is those so-called experts in this and that, sitting there telling us what to make of the news. Are we Americans that lazy and...
    nietzsche nietzsche
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Mar 11, 2009
    girlflower girlflower
    41-45, F
    Mar 10, 2009

    I'm Just Sayin'!

    My husband and I were watching The Daily Show last night.  There was a bit about how Fox News' primetime ratings are triple that of MSNBC and CNN, with CNN at the bottom.  To compete, MSNBC and CNN have  started doing regular segments with titles like “What...
    EvesHarvest EvesHarvest
    56-60, F
    7 Responses Aug 19, 2009

    And I'm No Longer One Of Them

    I'm done!  I can't watch anymore.  I hate what politics has become in this country.I just listened to the elected leader of this nation screaming as he badmouthing the rest of our elected government  crooks.  He was spewing political jargon as  he was obviously on the...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Oct 17, 2011

    ya! media hype! some girl I knew wouldn't let

    her kid play in the water cuz the water over 100 miles away was contaminated. I asked her.... well, he takes a bath doesn't he???
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Aug 29, 2015

    Fox News

     This is why you are not informed if you don't watch Fox News. http://biggovernment.com/2009/09/14/acorn-story-grows-but-mainstream-media-refuse-to-cover-it/#more-2518
    fnformetoo fnformetoo
    51-55, M
    1 Response Sep 15, 2009

    Half of It Isn't Even News!

    I can't believe that some people depend on what is broadcast on television (and I don't care WHAT Channel you watch!!!!) for their news. If you aren't reading a real newspaper, getting a good news magazine, then you aren't leaning what is going on this world. Stop...
    SaratogaGirl SaratogaGirl
    26-30, F
    18 Responses Mar 24, 2009

    Like Fox News!!!!

    thats really all i wanted to say. FOX news sucks!  
    antiyou antiyou
    26-30, F
    44 Responses Aug 13, 2009

    We Have Lost Our Way

      I enjoy watching The Daily Show with John Stewart and The Colbert Report in the evening. The genius of Stephen Colbert is that he captures the post-modern media constructed reality that obscures any sort of prioritizing of what desperately needs our attention and what...
    EvesHarvest EvesHarvest
    56-60, F
    2 Responses May 14, 2010

    Love the Logo

    Thanks SomeWhatBent for this hilarious and yet really disappointing group. The fact that our news coverage is insulting to intelligent people is disappointing. From now on when ever I watch the news I will think of this logo, LOL. I think I am starting to look like it. Thanks...
    LordVoldemort LordVoldemort
    36-40, F
    5 Responses Mar 11, 2009

    Run For Your Lives! ! !

    So every time I go to yahoo to check email, there's the big headline about a "superstorm" coming to California.  It went from a meeting of scientists talking about "superstorms" in the past in California  (last one150 years ago) and what we would need to do to get prepared for...
    EvesHarvest EvesHarvest
    56-60, F
    10 Responses Jan 18, 2011

    NEWSWORTHY Or Not?

    NEWSWORTHY or NOT?  I want to know what is in your local newspaper?  Not the National Headlines – but yours LOCALLY. Since we all come from different towns, cities, states & countries, I thought it might me more interesting to read what your local paper...
    childoftheland childoftheland
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Mar 10, 2009

    Kissing Cheney's Butt

    I know the Huffpo has changed since being sold, or selling out as some see it. But they still have Jason Linkins, who manages to skewer the main-stream media's coverage of things with admirable wit and creativity. He doesn't say much in this article. He let's the video montage of...
    EvesHarvest EvesHarvest
    56-60, F
    6 Responses Sep 9, 2011

    The 24 Hour News Cycle Drives Me Nuts.

    To think that CNN was created by a war and sustained by a morbid fascination with pyrotechnics makes me shudder.  I do believe they were in trouble two years ago and that their fortunes were reversed by the latest election. In that time, they have tried to keep people...
    penguinswon penguinswon
    51-55
    1 Response Mar 10, 2009

    This Is News?

    I don't care one wit about Michelle Obama's bare arms.  I really don't.  I think the news has confused this with the right to bear arms.
    Myonis108 Myonis108
    56-60, F
    20 Responses Mar 10, 2009

    Dumbing Down Of America

    For me the only news worth watching is the news hour on pbs.  The rest of it is just a dog and pony show. 
    pebbles57 pebbles57
    51-55, M
    4 Responses Feb 18, 2010
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