Tuesday, January 12, 2010

What is Breaking News these Days?

I must not be a good American because I don’t care when Jay Leno’s show is on. I also don’t care which baseball players used steroids or when. Nor do I care that one of the judges of American Idol is leaving the show.

Even though CNN felt each of the topics was “Breaking News”, to me they are neither important nor interesting in the big picture. “Breaking News” just isn’t what it used to be. Today “Breaking News” just means something, anything has happened.

9 Comments:

Blogger Matty Boy said...

You should be reading my new blog, It's News 2 Them™ at http://itsnews2them.blogspot.com/

Then you can get the truly important breaking news from the tabloids instead of these impostors like CNN pretending they are the tabloids.

January 12, 2010 7:34 AM  
Blogger Mauigirl said...

Totally agree. I haven't seen any real "breaking news" since "W" started bombing Afghanistan back in 2001. Real "breaking news" should involve declaration of war or that ilk.

OK, maybe the Underpants Bomber could be breaking news. But I draw the line there.

January 12, 2010 10:33 AM  
Blogger Targa said...

Anything to alarm the masses. They go live on the scene with very little info. They gather the info LIVE as we watch. They are as clueless to the events as we are. They run amok with speculation, speculative conclusions, dismissal of all speculative language, then more speculative conclusions.
It's not news, it's capricious distraction.

Capricious Distraction is the name of my new band. Probably.

January 13, 2010 11:54 AM  
Blogger Crackpot Press said...

Breaking News can be anything. I love when Good Morning America uses it for "Dancing With the Stars"

January 13, 2010 2:34 PM  
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January 13, 2010 9:38 PM  
Blogger Jamie said...

It is another symptom of dumbing down the mass population ... trivia replacing import.

January 14, 2010 6:37 PM  
Blogger Distributorcap said...

breaking news is so overused - even when we use at work we laugh

January 23, 2010 11:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a great resource!

January 28, 2010 2:13 AM  
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