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August 21st, 2010

Morning News is Pretty Awful

I haven’t watched local morning news in forever, nor national morning news for that matter, but when I was waiting for an oil change last weekend I had the opportunity. In short, it is pretty awful and can’t be taken seriously.

The local news stories included a segment on back to school clothes which was really an extended ad for a local clothing chain, a technology segment featuring the ‘hot’ BlackBerry Torch which was really an extended ad for AT&T, and a bit about the seemingly never-ending filming of Transformers here in Chicago. While all of the downtown bridges were up, the anchor said it was “all pretend.” I beg to differ; the bridges are quite real!

CNN’s morning news was almost worse. A segment featured a non-peer-reviewed study claiming that when there’s a difference in income within a relationship, men tend to be disloyal. Mind you the non-peer-reviewed part was buried as a cast off comment. Oh, and, correlation doesn’t equal causation. And the interviewee was a blogger, clearly an expert on everything. And it devolved into a “men are so stupid!” piece pretty quickly.

So all in all, I don’t feel like I’m missing much by not watching news in the morning.

Posted in Television, Movies, and Music

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