Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Top Stories

We live in the Midwest.  In the winter, it gets cold out and it snows!

The top stories for all the local TV stations were that it is cold out!  So far this winter it has been mild, but yesterday and today the temperatures are in the 5-20 degrees F range.

It always amazes me that people think cold or snow is unusual in the winter.

It is like the idiot reporters in hurricane weather broadcasting in the rain & wind or the news cast that basically says that an event has happened with no details, but they have a reporter in the area reporting that there is no news.

If Thomas Edison invented electric light today, Dan Rather would report it on CBS News as "candle making industry threatened".  Newt Gingrich

The one function that TV news performs very well is that when there is no news we give it to you with the same emphasis as if it were. David Brinkley

I believe in equality for everyone, except reporters and photographers. Mahatma Gandhi

Once a newspaper touches a story, the facts are lost forever, even to the protagonists. Norman Mailer

Some people continue to pretend that anchor people are reporters. Peter Jennings

To a philosopher all news, as it is called, is gossip, and they who edit and read it are old women over their tea.  Henry David Thoreau

I would not know how I am supposed to feel about many stories if not for the fact that the TV news personalities make sad faces for sad stories and happy faces for happy stories. Dave Barry

He who laughs has not yet heard the bad news.  Bertolt Brecht

1 comment:

  1. I feel the same way about weather patterns here in front-range Colorado. So many people seem shocked when we get sunny warm weather in the winter or when we get huge snow storms in the spring or when the monsoon season comes in the summer. All these happen happen almost every year, but they always surprise even people who have lived here for years.