Friday, January 21, 2011

Broadcast News


Most of broadcast news consists of guessing what is going to happen or rehashing what happened a long time ago. Is that news?

11 comments:

Marc McCabe said...

Dont forget, trying to make you scared of what might happen to you! The news is so much fun... :P

Jon Hrubesch said...

Now you've done it. Don't be surprised by the flood of replies you get on this subject.

I work at an NBC affiliate in Wisconsin. I would have to say that now with 24hr "News" you end up with too much speculation and anchors who basically fill time with their opinion of a story. I blame over saturation and tabloid journalism for most of the so called news that airs today. Not to mention you have to decide which newscast to watch based on the political party you belong to.

Karin Corbin said...

Agreed and this is why I don't watch the news on TV, I listen to it on the radio or read it.

Stephen Southerland said...

"Journalism largely consists in saying "Lord Jones Dead" to people who never knew Lord Jones was alive" - G.K. Chesterton

Tim Fitzgerald said...

Garbage in garbage out. Now it seems anything goes, and you know what they say "when anything goes-everything goes.

Julian Wong said...
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Jobot said...

This is entirely off topic, but...

I see you are featured THREE times in the newest International Artist Magazine. I bow before thee, sire.

T Arthur Smith said...

For me, the biggest failing of news is their failure to prioritize and sustain a story over a long period of time. News media get bored with even the biggest stories and forget about them, even as they're ongoing. America's wars in Iraq and Afghanistan should be front page news every day, as well as our failing education and healthcare systems. There should be a huge ongoing debate as to solving these issues - new insights as to whether goals are attainable. Instead of informing the public, news serves as a form of mass amnesia.

My Pen Name said...

@stephen
love the Chesterton comment :)
what is NOT reported is more interesting.

I got rid of my TV 15 years ago, (but the Internet can become a distraction! )

billspaintingmn said...

I get my news from Artist like you! You're the new Walter Cronkite.
Your helpful, honest, and you know what your talking about!

Richard said...

Schopenhauer in his time would refer to newspapers as
"Sekundenzeiger der Weltgeschichte":
which might translate as

"second hand of world history".


Newspapers in those times were different. More dignifyed perhaps.

What would Schopenhauer say about today's TV news?