Monday, June 04, 2007

In the News, Comcast style.

My hubby has been commenting on this a lot, and he's got a point. What qualifies as "news" these days is disgraceful. Every day when I check my email I have to go through the Comcast home page, and they've got a nice little flash thing that scrolls through lists of videos and news headlines, for those who want to know about what's going on.

Consider that there's a war going on, an outbreak of TB, an election year coming up.. and out of nine headlines, we get this as our "news" for the nonce.

"Radio bra contest gets $9,800 fine"
"Teens spared in impotent ostrich case"
" 'Sopranos' spoiler alert"
"Hilton completes first night in jail"

Almost half of the links, and they're fluff. Not even good fluff either. Paris Hilton is going to be spending three weeks in jail. What are we going to see tomorrow? "Hilton has eggs for breakfast in jail", or "Paris wants a fluffier pillow"? I didn't even want to click on the ostrich one. There are some things that I don't need to know.

4 fellow footsteps:

Rebecca said...

I have a question totally unrelated to this post and all about WOW. you have a horde character? I created one because I was curious as to what it was like over there. It's...well different and I find I like my Rogue. you have one?

Skittles said...

I agree about the absurdity of what constitutes "news."

Amazing Gracie said...

The "news" isn't any more. People don't want real - they want fluff.
~~~Your new template is hot! Like it loads!

Kiyotoe said...

as a trained journalist....I apologize. It does suck, you're absolutely right.

maybe that's why i went into advertising instead.

hey, I'm digging the new look blog, it's hip, it's new, it's sexxy. lol...

sometimes i get so silly, i make myself laugh. But i do dig it.

ESPECIALLY the dragon Tat on the young lady's arm.