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American news coverage is an embarrassment

I'm in New York at the moment and have been watching the morning national news shows. I've always been a bit critical, but this morning, in the two hours that i have been half watching whilst arguing with DB, working and waiting for my working day to start....

They have not covered

Presidential Election aftermath
Fiscal Cliff
New Chinese Leadership
Hurricane Sandy
Deepening Military Scandal
North Korean Missile Tests
Possible Exhumation of Yasser Arafat

They HAVE covered

A concert and quiz in the Plaza by Wand Erection

Candyfloss TV
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Old 13.11.2012, 16:19
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Re: American news coverage is an embarrassment

Look in the corner of the screen.

Can you see the letters M, T and V?
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Old 13.11.2012, 16:24
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Re: American news coverage is an embarrassment

you must be watching the Today show. I know that it's supposed to be news, but I would consider it lean more toward entertainment, although most of the time it's not very entertaining. The national news in the evening is more actual news.

On the flip side, it seems like no place is immune; when we were in the UK I was surprised and pretty disappointed to see that the BBC morning news is largely devoted to holding newspapers up to the camera and reading the headlines.
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I'm in New York at the moment and have been watching the morning national news shows. I've always been a bit critical, but this morning, in the two hours that i have been half watching whilst arguing with DB, working and waiting for my working day to start....

They have not covered

Presidential Election aftermath
Fiscal Cliff
New Chinese Leadership
Hurricane Sandy
Deepening Military Scandal
North Korean Missile Tests
Possible Exhumation of Yasser Arafat

They HAVE covered

A concert and quiz in the Plaza by Wand Erection

Candyfloss TV
...dude seriously, get a hand of some of those.

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Old 13.11.2012, 16:25
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...dude seriously, get a hand of some of those.

Its 1025 in the morning!
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you must be watching the Today show. I know that it's supposed to be news, but I would consider it lean more toward entertainment, although most of the time it's not very entertaining. The national news in the evening is more actual news.

On the flip side, it seems like no place is immune; when we were in the UK I was surprised and pretty disappointed to see that the BBC morning news is largely devoted to holding newspapers up to the camera and reading the headlines.
Agreed. I know its not a hardcore news show, but SOME reference to the world outside would surely be beneficial!
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Its 1025 in the morning!
..so you've been up for like 5 hours?
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Old 13.11.2012, 16:29
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Re: American news coverage is an embarrassment

Because media outlets are not, have not, and will not ever be interested in telling people real news.

This is not a new thing and has been this was for decades.
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Old 13.11.2012, 16:32
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Re: American news coverage is an embarrassment

I agree 100% I hate the Today show. Pretty much the only time they shine is when there's some natural disaster that they can stick some poor schlep in front of.

By the way, Katie Curric used to be morning co-host and they had the horrible idea of making her the anchor for the Evening news. If I recall, she lasted about a year before it became obvious that she wasn't a good fit for "serious" news and replaced her.
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Old 13.11.2012, 16:34
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Re: American news coverage is an embarrassment

I'm shocked that they're not covering Ben Roethlisberger's shoulder injury sustained during Monday Night Football when he was hit by two Chiefs linebackers. That's news
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Old 13.11.2012, 16:38
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Agreed. I know its not a hardcore news show, but SOME reference to the world outside would surely be beneficial!
*ahem*

Would it be appropriate to now mention something about censorship?

*cough* *splutter*

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...dude seriously, get a hand of some of those.

Are we going into the homeopathy argument again?
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Old 13.11.2012, 16:44
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Re: American news coverage is an embarrassment

Those shows do 3 minutes of news at the top of the hour, the rest is mostly entertainment...

But if you want real entertainment, flip it over to Fox News
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I'm in New York at the moment and have been watching the morning national news shows. I've always been a bit critical, but this morning, in the two hours that i have been half watching whilst arguing with DB, working and waiting for my working day to start....

They have not covered

Presidential Election aftermath
Fiscal Cliff
New Chinese Leadership
Hurricane Sandy
Deepening Military Scandal
North Korean Missile Tests
Possible Exhumation of Yasser Arafat

They HAVE covered

A concert and quiz in the Plaza by Wand Erection

Candyfloss TV
This, IMHO, is a large part of why the US political landscape is soo frackin' screwed up.
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Re: American news coverage is an embarrassment

This to cover the Presidential Election Aftermath:
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-...or-not-voting/
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