Friday January 30, 2015
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Tom, being a member of the news media, perhaps you can answer why.
Who really cares if Kate Middleton is having a baby? Why is it necessary to subject the American public to almost constant reports of her progress? Just what is being taught in our schools as news reporting? What a very sad state of affairs that things of the nature of maternal conditions warrant news print and air time when so much of real importance is happening in the world. Why not report on the condition of my hangnail or someones aching back. No wonder so many people have such a low opinion of the news media!
Paul, I agree that some of the things presented by mass media are inane. Much, much worse is the biased or prejudiced information that is dished to us on a daily basis. The information about the Duchess is relatively harmless except insofar as it may distract us from matters of real import.
Push the button on your remote or turn the knob to a different channel or off. That is what I do.
I would rather hear about the royal baby than watch and listen to the filth on the other channels on TV or the giggling newscasters and talk show hosts. Who cares where they got drunk the night before. When you get down to the nitty gritty someone tell me what is good on TV. I want to be entertained not disgusted.
I am so far from having an opinion on this subject that I agree with what everyone said.
On the other hand, I haven't had the TV set on since 2006.
I saw something somewhere on some internet site that was bragging that I could have television on my computer. Uh-huh. Gee, thanks!
You bring up a good point. In the paper media they have a section for sports, one for the society news, and so on. Gives you a choice.
Oops! Forgot to ask.
Who the hell is Kate whoever?
Tom, Kate Middleton is the Duchess of Cambridge, married to Prince William of England. their new baby is third in line for the throne. Will one day be the King of England.
How about all the crap for weeks about Whitney Houston and they are still talking about Michael Jackson, and a lot of others. Who cares except their families and friends?
Now they have a man who was going to kill 2 women news people because of Arias or however you spell her name. The old actors that made good, clean movies get one line in the paper or 1 minute on TV.
When those programs are not on we have cooking shows and dumb talk shows along with all the hour long commercials at night.
Read a book or get on the forum. (:
Thanks, Kim. I really did not have a clue who she was.
I wonder what it's like standing in line for the throne. Cometo think of it, I wouldn't like that. I don't think I'd like sitting down on a prewarmed seat, would you? :-)
Maybe that why they call it the loo over there. People sit down and say, "Lo-o-o-o! That feels a bit grungy; eh what, old chap?"
Truth is, if there is anything that seems immaterial in this world it's the British throne. I know that there are some mostly ceremonial powers retained by the Queen, but it is hard to put together in my mind — a socialist country and a queen or king.
The Brits love their royalty though. Tradition. Nothing wrong with that, I guess.
Ah yes. Michael Jackson. Absolute proof that a portion of our people love freaks. To me, all that kind of stuff has always been non-news.
And every time someone mentions TV these days I think I am lucky I quit watching it six or seven years ago. There's another proof that when profit gets involved in some things it ruins them.
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