Tuesday, January 20, 2009

what inauguration?

Hey, did you hear Obama is getting inaugurated today? How can you not, it's on every news channel! Now don't get me wrong, I'm thrilled that Bush is out in a few hours and curious to see if change is in the air, but is there not other things happening in the world? Have you noticed in recent years that more and more the news will fixate on one single news story (and sometimes an un-newsworthy story) and beat it to a pulp? The "Miracle on the Hudson", the Casey Anthony story, the inauguration, what Michelle Obama is wearing and (my ultimate favorite) a SNOW STORM IN WINTER (god forbid)!!!!

Yes, some of these are valid stories indeed, but how many times can you hear the same information over and over, verbatim? (and, Long Islanders, I'm not just talking News12).

Not only does the media spin things so fast you can get dizzy, but they distract you from the real important topics by repeating fluff. (Who cares that women everywhere went out and bought the Sarah Palin glasses?!??!) People distract themselves enough from reality with American Idol and MySpace. We do not need the media doing it for us.


Stevie G.B. said...

Hey, did you almost steal my News12joke?

You are so sexy when you rant ;)

Melissa said...

I was thinking of you when I referenced News12. I even thought about talking about the tractor, but I was worried about you kicking my ass if I plagiarized your act.

ann michele said...

ug.......what if someone could actually report something that didn't have to do with obama and how "trendy" their kids were dressed for the alleged inauguration.