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Weather, Sex, And Other Priorities

Tue Jun 13, 2006 5:41 am

Are you like me and basically turn the channel when they start with the weather on the news?

I think that weather news, even if it's about hurricanes, should only be carried nationally if it threatens to cause major damage. Today, there's been a lot of coverage of Tropical Storm Alberto, and it's boring. It's not even going to hit the Gulf Coast oil fields, so what's the point of covering it so much?

It's a close call, though. Sometimes, folks complain if newspeople concentrate on things only when they become crises, and don't provide enough background.

However, in watching the news, I found that, instead of weather news, today's coverage of the Zarqawi autopsy would have been far more interesting, if they'd only provide more analysis of what actually happened. Why were the Iraqi police on the scene, for example? How were the notified? Etc.

Also, there are way too many stories about sex scandals.

I guess that investigative reporting is just more difficult.  

Do you care about weather news or other relatively minor issues unless it affects you?

Just wonderin'.

[Edited 2006-06-12 22:46:38]
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RE: Weather, Sex, And Other Priorities

Tue Jun 13, 2006 6:10 am

The local TV stations (Minneapolis/St. Paul) have sent crews to Florida to report on this first hurricane. You'd think Katrina was coming back the way they're yapping about it. I hope the cops are yelling at them on their PA systems: "Nothing to see here! Move along!"

Mark

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RE: Weather, Sex, And Other Priorities

Tue Jun 13, 2006 6:13 am

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 1):
The local TV stations (Minneapolis/St. Paul) have sent crews to Florida to report on this first hurricane

What a waste of resources! It's sensationalism, it seems, and little else.  mad 
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RE: Weather, Sex, And Other Priorities

Tue Jun 13, 2006 6:20 am

Quoting AerospaceFan (Reply 2):
What a waste of resources! It's sensationalism

It's sensationalism because people like you keep tuning into the boob-tube and keeping their ratings up.

Stop watching.

1.) It solves your problem.
2.) If more people feel the same and do the same, ratings will plummet.

Either way, if you don't like what you're watching... change the freakin' station.

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RE: Weather, Sex, And Other Priorities

Tue Jun 13, 2006 6:22 am

Yeah, well I think it's that damn 'liberal media' they know the begining of a good Bush bash is a natural disaster!!!
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RE: Weather, Sex, And Other Priorities

Tue Jun 13, 2006 6:27 am

Quoting UH60FtRucker (Reply 3):
Stop watching.



Quoting UH60FtRucker (Reply 3):
Either way, if you don't like what you're watching... change the freakin' station

Well, I did say that I changed the channel, didn't I?  

Also, typo: I should have written, "How were they notified? Etc."

[Edited 2006-06-12 23:30:02]
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