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TODAY Show "Dumbs Down" the "News"

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June 25, 2007

Today in the world we have these intriguing stories: War in Iraq, Discussions of Genocide in Darfur Being held in Paris, Iran Trying to Slip Away From U.N. Sanctions, North Korea Preparing to Shut Down its Nuclear Reactor, “Chemical Ali” Sentenced to Death in Iraq, Tony Blair Maybe to Become Catholic and other goodies.

NBCs Today Show started with a California Fire, A Bus Crash, A Murder in Ohio, and Problems with Aspirin. Before the first half hour was completed we had Pretty Blonde Women (Princess Di and Paris Hilton) and a story on Beaches.

By eight a.m. I’d expect a story on Bar-B-Q, Good Make-Up and Expensive Women’s Shoes.

What is America thinking? Watch the NBC Today Show or anything else in the morning line-up and you’ll know.

The ceaseless, mindless prattle of the “networks” (NBC, ABC, and CBS) created the audience for the “Cable News” phenomena of CNN, Fox News Channel, and MSNBC.

The “Main Stream Media” (The New York Times, The Washington Post, and etc.) created the “Blogger” phenomena.

The bottom line: there is enough news to go around for everyone.

“OpEdNews.com” is as important to its readers and participants as The Washington Times is to a certain political crowd in another America!

 

http://peace-and-freedom.blogspot.com/

John E. Carey is the former president of International Defense Consultants, Inc.
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As for " dumbing down"  the ne... by Robert Chapman on Tuesday, Jun 26, 2007 at 11:52:33 AM
Paris Hilton Released From L.A. JailBy ANDREW DALT... by Kathlyn Stone on Tuesday, Jun 26, 2007 at 12:01:50 PM
Must be something in the air. I felt the same way ... by cluelessfl on Tuesday, Jun 26, 2007 at 2:33:51 PM
So? What did you expect to find on commerical, bro... by mrk * on Tuesday, Jun 26, 2007 at 6:18:57 PM
I wish that more Americans would do as you ha... by Todd Huffman, M.D. on Tuesday, Jun 26, 2007 at 7:11:47 PM