Friday, June 15, 2007

Slow News Day

A friend recently sent me an article that incensed me. I have railed against the stupidification of/by the media before, and this "article" is a great example of how nothing is too insignificant to be news.

It's a Reuters story on MSNBC, but its content is what I used to expect from the National Inquirer (does that shitsheet still exist outside of unfavorable comparisons?). I feel sorry for the journalist, who is most likely capable, intelligent, and appreciative of real information, who had to report this crap. And with a deep sigh of exasperation and self-reproach, I will admit that, yeah, that's kind of amusing. All the more reason they should keep it off the wires, where it diverts direly scarce attention from news of substance.