Friday, January 04, 2008

1,000 words.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so here is why we're screwed, in 1,000 words or less:



Yes, you're reading it right. On CNN this morning more people were interested in who got custody of Britney's kids than in who got custody of "The Button".

9 comments:

Who is..... Carteach0? said...

I agree...

Bread and circuses, in the classic terms.

Anonymous said...

This was my rant of the morning at work. I have my data device set to receive Headlines from CNN & Fox. This morning I had 10+ headlines about BS and 2 about the button. I think CNN & Fox are skewing your results a little by there decisions on what equals news.

BobG said...

The hell of it is, some of them are the people doing the voting in November.

Dion said...

That is outragous!
Who's britany?

Kit said...

I read The Superficial (I heart drama, it's why I watch soaps) so I'm biased - but CNN's headlines last night had everything I needed to know about the caucuses right there on the front page, whereas there was merely a teaser line item for the Britney thing. Just one thought on why Britney might get more clicks than a caucus article.

Anonymous said...

Let's hope this says more about who gets their news from the [C]ommunist [N]ews [N]etwork than it does about the population in general.

...but I'm not holding my breath.

Ross said...

Custody? Why, did she die?

This should tell you how much attention I pay to her antics that I can honestly say that not only do I not know if she's alive, I don't really find it of interest, either.

Joe Carpenter said...

I've been leaving her alone like that kid on YouTube wanted.

markm said...

Isn't politics just another form of Rich White Trash Newsertainment?