What is news vs. what is news worthy?

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April 21, 2011 at 15:39:07
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Just a few hours ago I watched a news program local to north west florida. 19 minutes was devoted to the upcoming royal wedding and 6 minutes was devoted to the devestation caused by the tornadoes that hit less than a 6 hour drive from here. This bothers me actually it kind of scares me that it is more important that someone I could never hope to meet that lives thousands of miles from my area is more news worthy because they are throwing away millions of dollars on a wedding.

Do things like this bother anyone else or is it just me?

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#1
April 21, 2011 at 17:01:33
Guess it boils down to which programme will earn the most viewers and money in advertising returns!

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#2
April 23, 2011 at 06:06:45
Yeah I don't get it either. I suspect Ewen is right. From the station's perspective they can make more money from something as insipid as the "royal wedding". All I can say is BFD! I'm just glad it's on in the middle of the night here so I'm not stuck having something I like preemtpted for this empty-headed BS.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#3
April 23, 2011 at 10:14:02
A-Men to that.

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#4
April 23, 2011 at 17:34:04
Here in Australia "Aussie Rules" football is given almost god like reverence to the extent that even if World War 3 was declared on the same day that Collingwood (local team) won the final you can be sure that the football news would be the first item on the evening newscast. Football news makes more advertising money than world politics!

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#5
April 23, 2011 at 21:31:24
HAHAHAHAHA The only time football out ranks politics here is when a player gets doped up and kills someone. Or when he gets doped up and takes the stand to testify that he doesn't use drugs.

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