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Hurricane lame.

This hurricane thing.... another showcase for how ridiculous the "news" gets when something big is going on. It was so obvious from yesterday afternoon that they were super amped up on getting to report a disaster of biblical proportions. Every time they'd talk about how ripped up New Orleans was going to be, I swear I could see them salivating with anticiption. They couldn't wait to show pictures of roofs ripped off, and kids hanging from trees and shit.

Once the massive destruction failed to materialize (yes, I know that there's a lot of damage and flooding, but it's nowhere near what they predicted), they were still clinging to their hopes.

Well, sure the storm has weakened as it's come ashore, Jim, but it could still pick up again, right? There could still be tornadoes that will throw babies through windows, RIGHT? RIGHT? COME ON, JIM. THROW ME A BONE HERE!

As morning went on, the disappointment in their voices as they showed the same shot of a few roof shingles missing from the registration check-in canopy at the Holidy Inn was almost comical and satisfying. This clip of a CNN weather guy losing his shit on an anchor is downright hilarious.

I wonder whose job it is to finally say, "Ok... We've beat this dead horse to death. Let's scale it back again and spend at least five minutes an hour on something else."

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vespaden
Aug. 29th, 2005 10:22 pm (UTC)
Corporate news, stop beating a dead horse? Hah, never... I mean, if they spend all their time on a hurricane, or missing white girl in a (mostly black) carribean country or missing white girl somewhere we don't care where, or Jacko, or Desparate Housewives, or something, anything but the incompetence of Dear Leader... then they can just ignore the elephant in the room. War? What war?
fisticuffs
Aug. 29th, 2005 10:25 pm (UTC)
while watching coverage this morning, one of the in the field reporter dudes actually said, "oh yeah, here we go now" when a sign snapped in two or some debris started flying through the air behind him.

douche. I was hoping for a tree branch to fly into his face, but it didn't happen.
vespa59
Aug. 29th, 2005 10:43 pm (UTC)
i know. nothing good ever happens on the news.

watch that clip though, cause that shit's funny.
fisticuffs
Aug. 29th, 2005 11:04 pm (UTC)
i have to wait until I get home, because I can't stream anything here.
vulgarlad
Aug. 29th, 2005 11:11 pm (UTC)
i think reporters should flip out at least once per show...sorta like Bill O'Reilly does...keeps it "real".

~the lad
vespa59
Aug. 29th, 2005 11:16 pm (UTC)
I hate to say it, but I'd definitely watch more.
(Anonymous)
Aug. 30th, 2005 03:59 pm (UTC)
hurricane coverage
You, raised in a newspaper family, should know that the role of the media is to hold a mirror up to the community(ies) it serves. In other words, the media gives the public what it wants to read, view, hear. Viewers will not watch, readers will not read the reporting on the storm of the century without seeing and getting the details. The more graphic the better. Period. Is the media failing us in its reporting on our dubya's leadership? You bet, but have you considered that the majority of the nation does not want to hear the truth?
(Anonymous)
Aug. 30th, 2005 05:42 pm (UTC)
If they'd a been wearing their sign...
If they'd just stop interviewing the stupid people (i know, the entertainment value is too great)...but on Chris Matthews one of
those Rhodes Scholars commented 'this is out tsunami."

Uh..I think the folks killed in the tsunami would have been most grateful for 3 days warning to GET THE FUCK OUTTA THE WAY!!

Nothin like death and destruction to kick oil profits up another
notch so Dubya can show his Daddy what a good boy he is...

Hey, but that's just me..
(Anonymous)
Aug. 30th, 2005 11:48 pm (UTC)
waist deep in big muddy
just another ploy to take the attention away from the war..let's see...they're asking for help (translate money) for the hurricane victims while the brainless fuck in the white house cuts benefits for survivor families...i do believe we're on the eve of destruction...
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