Friday, October 16, 2009

Media obsession with stupid stories

Ariana Huffington writes about her experience last night . . . and I have to register my own disgust while I was exercising at our Student Activity Center.  As I plodded away on an elliptical trainer, the screen overhead - which was tuned to Headline News - broadcast the ongoing "news" about Balloon Boy - the 6-year-old kid who at first was thought to be lost on a hot-air balloon, only to have it turn out that he was hiding in the attic.  For 50 minutes, that was the only new story being covered.

WTF?!!  People dying in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan; a major story in the UN with the Goldstone report; so many other issues of concern.  And THIS is what cable news feels is newsworthy?

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