Here's why I fucking hate the news

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Here's why I fucking hate the news

Postby anarky » Sun Jan 04, 2009 1:35 pm

It's not because it's bad news and it's depressing. No, this morning, the timer on the TV went off (my wife keeps it on so she wakes up to shitty local news) and a news program was on.

First story: Israel's invasion of Gaza
Second story: John Travolta's son dies
Third story: Suicide bomber in Iraq
Fourth story: Series of massive earthquakes in Indonesia

Okay, what the FUCK is up with reporting on Travolta's kid wedged in before two far more important stories? I'm not trying to diminish Mr Travolta's loss, and I'm sure his imaginary alien friends are consoling him right now, but who in the fuck cares about this other than his family and friends? Especially after, what, three fucking full days of telling us he died and how it happened? It wasn't even like the kid was a celebrity himself. Leave that shit for the fucking E! News assholes to gossip about so the rest of us don't have to hear about it.

It reminds me of the dead toddler in Florida. Yes, it's a horrible situation, and her mother needs to rot in jail where she'll be passed around forever by larger women in exchange for cigarettes. But did the media really need to camp out in front of this woman's house for months and report every day, "We have nothing new to report"?

Or the good old Anna Nicole Smith case. No one gave a flying fuck about that wack job before she died; why did even the supposedly respectable sources like CNN go to 24-hour coverage of the case? Honest, I know I've said it before, but it should have been two sentences: "Former model and actress Anna Nicole Smith died today in the Bahamas of a suspected drug overdose. She was 39." That's IT. No one cares beyond that. Bo Diddley barely got that much attention, and he's one of the fucking inventors of rock & roll.

Man, this is why I listen to NPR and watch BBC News, since they know when a story is stupid and meaningless, as well as read my own news online where I can skip all the stupid shit.
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Re: Here's why I fucking hate the news

Postby Jargo » Sun Jan 04, 2009 2:58 pm

hehe that's so weird. whenever i watch the BBC news i find myself screaming at the tv in exasperation because they've got so trivial.

but yes. local news sucks. wherever you are. going from a story about local job losses in their thousands to a story about a man who built his own Dr. Who Tardis in his garage to a story about a ten year old innocent kid getting shot dead in a gang shootout.

I really hate the human interest story at the end of local news 'to lighten the mood' which is usually something ass numbingly dull and retarded like a woman with a birthmark shaped like George clooney or a bunch of ducks nesting in a church baptism font.

I totally agree about keeping that stuff for shows devoted to oddball events and people. If it's a slow news week then keep the news shorter rather than pad. and do what they did years back which is play a looney tunes cartoon to fill the gap.
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Re: Here's why I fucking hate the news

Postby anarky » Mon Jan 05, 2009 12:18 am

I think the BBC is seen as "respectable" over here, so the American-centric BBC News is probably different from yours. Funny, though, that they go for the lower denominator in Britain, where you guys are supposed to be more refined.
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Re: Here's why I fucking hate the news

Postby Ran » Thu Dec 19, 2013 3:35 pm

The shocking headline from today is that one of the guys from Duck Dynasty made anti-gay comments. Really? No one expected a religious redneck to make comments like that?

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Re: Here's why I fucking hate the news

Postby jjreason » Thu Dec 19, 2013 5:08 pm

The news makes me angry. I choose online news now for almost 100 percent of my intake because I have some control over what links I click.



The fact I click every Lindsay Lohan link does not speak poorly of me, does it? :oops:
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Re: Here's why I fucking hate the news

Postby Tom Foolery » Thu Dec 19, 2013 11:59 pm

I think it speaks poorly of Ms. Lohan that she has such a low class of stalker. :P :lol:
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Re: Here's why I fucking hate the news

Postby anarky » Fri Dec 20, 2013 12:06 am

I was in the "I don't give a shit" camp, thinking it was dumb of A&E to ban the guy when they knew what sort of inbred buttfuckery they were getting into when they signed this douchetard and his fucking ZZ Top wannabe family to star in a show about hunting, fucking, and roasting possums. I made a couple of snide comments on FB bitching about reality shows and the media, but I do that anyway.

Then my entire fucking extended family was reposting shit about it, all in favor of him because he's being persecuted for his beliefs. Fuck you. I don't care how much I love my family (even my own mother), but go to fucking North Korea and preach, then, as the firing squad is aiming, you can bitch about some dumb fuck redneck being persecuted because a private company shelved him because he couldn't keep his dipshit mouth shut.

Now, I see that the Robertson family itself (forgive my ignorance, but I thought they were actually called the Duck family, with "Duck" being a shortened form of "Dumb Fuck") has put out a statement about freedom of speech, persecution, etc, and am firmly in the "fuck these fucking rednecks in their asses with splintered broomhandles until they bleed to death" camp. Because once the 3-week cycle of 24-hour coverage of their funerals is over, maybe I'll never have to hear about them a-fucking-gain.
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Re: Here's why I fucking hate the news

Postby Ran » Fri Dec 20, 2013 3:05 am

People still pay attention to Lindsey Lohan?

I've never seen Duck Dynasty and knew almost nothing about it until last week. I happened to make a comment about the show around the wrong lady at work. (Something about buying a Duck Dynasty-related white elephant for our office holiday party). She's one of those conservative christian types. She told me it wasn't really about duck hunting, but about a family that accepted Christ into their lives and blah blah blah. I kind of just nodded my head after the religious stuff kicked in.

I don't like what he said, but that's just part of having free speech. He's free to show his ignorance all he wants just like those Westboro Church douchebags. They all also deserve any shit they receive for expressing their opinions. And no one should be surprised that idiots like these say something stupid.

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Re: Here's why I fucking hate the news

Postby Jargo » Fri Dec 20, 2013 8:55 pm

I love that the gay rights centre is right across the street from the Westboro Baptists Church and painted in full rainbow flag stripes. Big as you like, just sitting there opposite the WBS in a big FUCK YOU! statement. :D
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Re: Here's why I fucking hate the news

Postby Tom Foolery » Fri Dec 20, 2013 9:35 pm

Its fucking scary. Palin screaming "Freedom of speech! Freedom of speech!" when she doesn't even understand what that means. And she was going to be Vice President(well, not really, but hypothetically).

Freedom of Speech protects you from being silenced by our govt.
It doesn't mean freedom from consequence, nor does it shield you from public opinion.
Assholes have every right to spout off on all manner of inane shit. But if speaking up answers the question unequivocally 'am I an asshole?' for people, then you are not immune or protected from people pointing out you are, in fact, an asshole. Or shitcanning you from your shitty diversion of a basic cable TV show. Nowhere in the US Constitution or Bill of Rights does it state 'Thou shalt have the right to appearing on TV programs devoid of taste, regardless of the herpes vomit that erupts from your cakehole.'

In other words, Go Fuck Yourself™, you hillbilly canker sore.
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Re: Here's why I fucking hate the news

Postby Diabolical » Fri Dec 20, 2013 9:47 pm

Jargo wrote:I love that the gay rights centre is right across the street from the Westboro Baptists Church and painted in full rainbow flag stripes. Big as you like, just sitting there opposite the WBS in a big FUCK YOU! statement. :D

More off topic, but I love the fact that someone filmed a chick rubbing one out on the WBC lawn.

Very NSFW (duh)
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