Today In The Headlines. THIS Is News?

I like to know what is going on in the world. I listen to news/talk radio and I read a number of newspapers online and various other news sources. Some days, I can actually find actual newsworthy stories. Most days however, that is very hard to do. To prove my point, here are a few of the headlines, or featured stories (front page worthy) I have found today in various places. I am not going to say WHERE I found these as I do not want to sully the reputation of any news agency. They can do that fine on their own.

Field Museum restrooms judged best in the country. – While I like to know where there are clean restrooms, I don’t really think this is news worthy when there are plenty of other more important things happening.

Lindsay Lohan kicked out of morgue. – WHO CARES ANYMORE?!

Adam Levine demands Fox News stop playing Maroon 5 – Adam Levine, quit being such a bitchy little girl. I am sure you don’t complain when the royalty checks come and return the money because it was from someone who you didn’t want to use your song. If the song is in the free domain, then you have no right to ask anyone to stop playing it. I understand it is Fox but still … grow up.

Ali Fedotowsky calls off the wedding planning.  – Who?

Any story about Taylor Swift – She just annoys me.

The above stories are examples of things that have absolutely no bearing on my life, will not make me a more self aware individual and I will not have a void in my life or my knowledge of the world if I had never even read them.

I don’t want to shed a bad light on all news though. There were some stories today that had merit. Jon Bon Jovi opening a soup kitchen. The coverage of the animals in Ohio. Qaddafi being killed. I don’t need to know that Carla Bruni-Sarkozy named her daughter Giulia. Is this going to help the French be less jerky toward Americans? I don’t think so. Tell me the price of oil is rising, tell me the economy is getting better, tell me that there is a gunman running around my neighborhood and I should stay inside. DON’T tell me “notes from a dragon mom” are bigger than that.

Ok, now that I have sounded like Andy Rooney for the last couple of minutes, I am realizing that this does not really constitute news either. Maybe this is why I never make the “Freshly Pressed” featured page. Oh well. Live and learn…unless the stories are all fluff.

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4 Responses to “Today In The Headlines. THIS Is News?”

  1. haha speaking of nearly-pointless news stories, I felt like referencing one from yesterday (or two days ago, who knows, drank too much to care 😛 )
    http://forbettergenius.wordpress.com/2011/10/20/cyclops_shark/

  2. ON THE NOTE OF NEWS STORIES THOUGH
    …so Gadhafi was killed with a golden pistol you say? somebody must have just prestiged in Call of Duty

  3. The worst news weeks ever was when MJ died… I literally wanted to throw shit at my t.v.

  4. I’m a stringer for the county paper. I’m glad you didn’t see my three pieces today:

    – John Ponsey Grade School to Introduce Cupcakes in the Cafeteria

    – John Brown Refuses to Close Retread Shop in Spite of No Business

    – Sewer Stoppages Caused by Diapers on the Rise

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