Friday, September 29, 2006

Why I became my own news director

I just took an online survey about this and realized that I do not depend on offline news at all. If I watch cable "news" at all, it's for the entertainment value. Other than that, it's Stewart and Colbert. Seriously funny news, that is. Oh, and The Buzz in the morning.

Clusterfuck Nation by Jim Kunstler: " To find any news on the cable news networks these days is getting as hard as finding a pay telephone in an airport. This weekend I went to MSNBC three separate times to see if anything was going on in the world, only to find Matt Lauer interviewing Deborah LeFavre, the blonde babe Florida schoolteacher who got down-and-funky with a 14-year-old student. ('He wanted it; I gave it to him.') I guess the network execs could not resist running the segment nearly around the clock. If they could show porn instead, perhaps they would be even happier. Elsewhere around the cable menu, CNN-Headline has passed the baton to geeks like Glen Beck and Nancy Grace, who offer the equivalent of biting the heads off chickens, CNBC ran a seemingly endless loop of cops-in-cars-chasing-lowlife around (pick it) Florida, Las Vegas, or Phoenix, while over at regular-CNN Larry King was discoursing with Sean Penn on world politics (in lieu of someone who actually works in government or foreign policy)."

There's more, and it's snarky. But if I want real News from a tv-like medium - I head over to CTV.CA for better coverage of US news than any US news source, alced with arch bemusement.

Jim, I think you'll like it.

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