Friday, August 18, 2006

news


Here's a news lead I would like to hear tonight:

"We have nothing to add to speculations about the death of JonBenet Ramsey nine-and-a-half years ago. However . . .

Today in Washington . . .

Today in Beirut . . .

Today in Baghdad . . .

Today in Jerusalem . . .

Today in . . ."

Is this really asking too much of television news organizations?

3 comments:

Len said...

FoxNews does that.


Please don't cyber slap me. :-)

That would be nice add to it, to never hear the name Paris Hilton, again.

jim hancock said...

agreed. while we're at it, add anyone associated with American Idol to the list.

jim hancock said...

BUT . . . celebrity is not the point for me. Mindless speculation is the point. News organizations are sitting on important news, where news equals factual stories, while giving air to a mind-numbing repetition of guesses and irrelevant rambling. The systems that will figure out whether the man now in custody is Miss Ramsey's murdererer work fairly well without ignorant public rants.

Meanwhile my government is implicated in a great unraveling of human decency and charged with the task of establishing justice. I need information about that because there may be something I can do as a citizen to call my government to account.