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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Leave Tiger ALONE!

Tiger Woods crashed his escalade into a fire hyrdrant...and a tree. Big Deal! This happened like 5 days ago, yet everytime you turn on the TV or look up something sports related on the internet you hear more about the crash, his wife, and almost anything else that you don't really need or want to know about the world's best golfer. One of my best friends ran into a fire hydrant a couple of years ago...how come THAT was never in the news?

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

OH No Paula Deen!

Chef Paula Deen got an unexpected serving of ham, across her face! Some one was passing a large ham across her like a football and smacked her in the face accidentally. Please tell me if you laughed by this picture, it's sad but pretty funny. Let me know what you think about this so called "breaking news".

Monday, November 30, 2009

Free Ads for Disney

Disney is releasing a new video game in which Mickey Mouse will be less cordial. What's the catch? The game releases next year! Why did this story merit front page coverage in the New York Times? Where is the timeliness? Maybe next year when the game is released, the Times can write a nice article and tuck it in the business section. But, this article is simply a free ad for Disney!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Toothpicks for Acupuncture?

Another ridiculous news article discussing the possibility that toothpicks can be used in place of needles for acupuncture purposes. A study showed that patients who received the treatment using toothpicks and not puncturing the skin felt the same amount of relief from pain as those who had traditional needle acupuncture. This is a pure human interest story. Doe human interest equal news? Comment and let us know...

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Fort Hood, STOP the coverage!

A recent google news search produced over 25,500 hits for the key words "Fort Hood." I understand that this was a national tragedy, and at one point this story was very newsworthy. But, this story has gone on way too long! The news media continues to exploit the tragedy. Lay off and let the wounds heal. Besides, I'm sick of hearing about it.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Courthouse Pranks

In this article we are told that personnel at a courthouse had fun playing pranks on the FBI, and one person ended up turning some information over to the FBI. However, we are not told what. There is no information in this story. Maybe a slight smile over the pranks--but is this newsworthy? Let us know.