24 Hr. News Cycle

24 Hr. News Cycle

I am so grateful to have three 24 hour news channels broadcasting the same inept coverage of what might best be called a tragedy of errors. The "big" three served as a conduit that magnified the hopes of many families that were shattered on live television. Nothing says news like the plantive cries of the suffering.

Now it is onto the the next "big" story. Did you hear, Ariel Sharon has had another stroke...the death watch has already started.


Blogger Damien said...

We got the Virginia story mid stream prime time, and then mid way through
they had to change the out come. Really piss poor coverage, poor reporting
by everyone. Got the Sharon story, I have no doubt that these are Sharons
final days or weeks.

1/05/2006 2:17 PM  
Blogger Sarah Elaine said...

Yes, but are all the news channels from the same place? We get Canadian, American and sometimes even British news here... There are times when you'd never know they were covering the same story...

1/06/2006 11:16 AM  
Blogger M A F said...

Sarah, if from the same place you mean the US. Then sadly my answer is yes. If I am lucky I will catch a 30 minute news show from the BBC. I can recall having watched a CBN broadcast. Although I do have a nifty snippet of a CBN host exposing Anne Coulter as a talking head of little substance.

Of course, there are those times when the "big" three (see cartoon characters labels) are covering the same story and you'd think that they were covering seperate events.

In these instances I try to watch a little of each channel just for perspective, their perspective of events. And of course, I contrast these with that of my own.

The big three are less about reporting the news and more about selling an opinion. There are far too many people that have opted to let others do the heaving thinking and accept their opinions as their own.

1/06/2006 11:26 PM  
Blogger Sarah Elaine said...

You know you can get BBC news alerts and whatnot on your computer, right? I have it on my desktop at work...

For a Canadian perspective, try The Globe and Mail. I get the free e-version delivered to my e-mail box every day.

Not that I'm a news junkie or anything... :-)

BTW, our election is Jan. 23!

1/07/2006 8:41 AM  
Blogger M A F said...

When it comes to reading the news, I do visit the BBC web page as well as the Guardian, Independent and the UK Times to list a few). I don't visit the web pages of the "big" three unless I encounter a link to a specific story.

Sarah, does Canada have its own 24 hour news network like CNN etc?

Jan 23rd eh? So, you think the country is leaning torwards Candian's for Bush? I hope that Pat Robertson doesn't start threatening Canadians with death and destruction if they vote in favor of the Liberal party, or worse Bloq Quebecios.

1/07/2006 8:55 PM  
Blogger Sarah Elaine said...

As far as I know, we don't have a 24-hour news channel, but I could be wrong. (I have enough TV without cable, so I made a choice not to get it.)

As for our election, they keep saying we're split 50/50 between the Conservatives and the Liberals... In other words... exactly what they said during the last election campaign... and we ended up with a Liberal minority gov't.

1/07/2006 10:49 PM  

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