Can we drop this yet? CNN.com - Runaway bride's story perplexes authorities - May 3, 2005
On the front page of the U.S. Edition of CNN.com right now, this endless runafuckingway bride story is the Top Story and the "QuickVote" poll is about her as well. But, one of my favorite web activities is to click on "International Edition" at the top of the CNN home page (if you're already using the International Edition as your default, then click on "View U.S. Edition"). The International Edition has the same page layout today, but its lead right now is this story about Condi warning the North Koreans about nuclear weapons, and a foreign policy question as its QuickVote. I love that the media helps to make us a stupid country, but even our media won't stoop to quite the same low level for the rest of the world.
On one of the broadcast networks last night (ABC, but it could have been any of them) they were talking about the coldfootedwouldbefuckingbride and how widespread the interest in her story was around the country, and the world. IT IS NOT OUR INTEREST. IT IS YOUR EDITORIAL DECISION TO RAISE ONE SMALL POSSIBLE CRIME TO NATIONAL PROMINENCE. IF PEOPLE CALL YOUR STATION TO COMPLAIN, SAYING "WE WANT TO HEAR THE SAME MEANINGLESS STORIES ABOUT JITTERY FIANCEES AND UNSUCCESSFUL HETEROSEXUAL ENGAGEMENTS BEING SHOWN TO US ON OTHER NETWORKS," YOU ARE WELL WITHIN YOUR RIGHTS TO TELL THOSE VIEWERS TO WATCH A REALITY SHOW OR JERRY SPRINGER. THE NEWS SHOULD BE ABOUT SOMETHING MORE THAN EX-POPSTARS' SEX LIVES AND "HUMAN INTEREST" STORIES ABOUT "REAL PEOPLE".
I don't think you'll have to look real hard to find read news. Pretend we're Europeans. Pretend we don't want our intelligence insulted.
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