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I Hate My Local News

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Collin D Plonker, Mar 31, 2021.

  1. ndcaster

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    silly wabbit, news is written by BOTS
     
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  3. burntfrijoles

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    I rarely watch the news. I like to read the news.

    Our local news is not great and, at times, amateurish.

    Judging from how well informed people are, I would say that not many watch the news or bother to educate themselves. They prefer to be informed by an anonymous, undocumented narrative forwarded to them by their Aunt Thelma.
    It's the same as when I did part time work in community pharmacy. A patient (customer) would ask for help selecting an over the counter medication. I would try to obtain some medical history. What medications do you take? Do you have diabetes, heart problems or high blood pressure, etc.
    What are your symptoms? I would then make a recommendation which they would ignore and choose what their neighbor or Aunt Thelma recommended. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
    News is no different. People hear what they want to hear.
    The lady getting her hair done probably is the exact person you want to ask about something of importance.
     
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  4. ndcaster

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    that's a helluva language parser ya got there!
     
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  5. ndcaster

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    since '92, I've watched about ten minutes of "news"

    it's a lot like sketch comedy and entertaining as a kind of sitcom, but it's not a sitcom, more like Baghdad Bob saying "there are no tanks in Baghdad"

    TV news was already zombified in the 80s as "the media," and now it's just a pass-through for scripts written for n audiences for money

    Andrey Mir has the goods, look him up
     
  6. David Barnett

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    One of our local stations has a comedian reading the news at 10:00.
     
  7. Dave Hicks

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    Sometimes the news-comedy relationship goes the other way - when I was a kid we watched WABC from New Yawk, where one of the reporters was Rose Ann Scamardella, later morphed into Rosanne Roseannadanna.

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    Sounds great...unless you’re disabled, gay, female, black, mentally ill....
     
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    The woman with tinfoil on her head, has clearly read the “Pomade” post here.
     
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    Go pedal crazy somewhere else, we're all full up around here! :D
     
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    I figger the paucity o' pomade is what's ailin' the world.
     
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    Shut up, I'm busy typing...
     
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    You only hate the local news? hmm
    Hating all of it is much more satisfying.
     
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    We lived in Durant, OK between 2010 and 2013...after a lifetime in Dallas/Fort Worth.

    D/FW has some of the cream of the crop in news anchors—many national anchors and reporters (Scott Pelley, Verne Lunquist, a few others) were formerly here in Dallas/Fort Worth.

    In Durant, we got our local news out of Sherman, Texas (30 miles south), and many/most of the anchors and reporters are kids fresh out of journalism/broadcasting schoolroom very old guys who had never been that great and were sliding on the way down to retirement or death...it made for some entertaining inanity and enjoyable mediocrity.

    This was from ABC Texoma news:



    I later met both of those young ladies—very nice kids.
     
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    That sounds a lot like my home town right now.


    But trust me on this, you would absolutely hate it here. Don't even waste your time.
     
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    I live in a small ant hill, but there are two giant ant hills to the north and south of me. I have been to them both many times, but I hope I to avoid them from here on out. I'd like to live somewhere that the biggest news was when widow brown's cat was found and brought back home. Your town sounds about right to me.
     
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    Oh no! It's a total crap hole!

    Why just the other day I went to the hardware store, and when I walked in, an employee took my list and went to fill it for me. So then I had to BS with the owner about the project he is working on for 15 min. If that wasn't bad enough, as I was leaving, some smart alec whipper snapper coming in the door stopped, backed up and held the door for me. When I said thank you" he said " you're welcome sir. Have a good day". I tell no one should have to live like this!
     
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    Well, I'm suitably envious. You probably don't have too much of this going on over yonder where you live. It ain't even out of the ordinary around here.

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    Not the head gear for venturing out in a thunderstorm!
     
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