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By Jeremy Schiffres, Daily and Sunday Freeman, Kingston, N.Y.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The slow death of real news

North Korea bombs a South Korean island today, resulting in military fatalities and subsequent artillery exchanges between the two sides — an escalation of hostilities made all the more frightening by the presence of nuclear weapons in the region — and what were CNN, Headline News and Fox News devoting large chucks of time to this morning? The fact that a human jawbone found in Aruba does not belong to missing American teenager Natalee Holloway.

I guess there was nothing new to report on how Bristol Palin is doing on "Dancing With the Stars."



Blogger Paul said...

Sad but true. I ask you if Natalie was black woman from a poor family do you think anyone would hear anymore about this, or care? Least we forget the daily dose of scanners and pat downs at the airports. Agreed what ever happened to covering the real events.

November 24, 2010 at 8:24 AM 
Blogger Mike Madsen said...

Its sad that more people are getting news from Bloggers of their choice rather than the "News" outlets.
But you're right Jeremy, the fact that one channel focused on Paris Hilton and her scrape with the law a full 24 hours after the tsunami devastated a foreign country of non-white people is a good example.
I wont mention which channel.

November 29, 2010 at 2:27 PM 

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