Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Just go read Taibbi. Because this piece says it all.

Ok, need convincing?

But that was before this week. I awoke this morning in New York City to find Britney Spears plastered all over the cover of two gigantic daily newspapers, simply because she cut her hair off over the weekend. To me, this crosses a line. My definition of a news story involves something happening. If nothing happens, then you can't have "news," because nothing has changed since the day before. Britney Spears was an idiot last Thursday, an idiot on Friday, and an idiot on both Saturday and Sunday. She was, shockingly, also an idiot on Monday. It will be news when she stops being an idiot, and we'll know when that happens, because she'll have shot herself for the good of the planet. Britney Spears cutting her hair off is the least-worthy front page news story in the history of humanity.
Now are you convinced? (This was the point I was making, btw, in sarcastically linking to that bit about the jackass willing to pay $1 mil for her hair--I think the name was Jenna something...).

12 Comments:

At 5:52 PM, Blogger Mike O'Leary said...

I thought the coverage of Britney was disgusting until I read the details of Bush's budget - utterly disgusting.

 
At 5:55 PM, Blogger Mary Ellen said...

I just heard that Tony Blair is going to announce the time schedule for withdrawing his troops from Iraq. I think there will be an immediate withdrawal of 1500 troops right away. Now, if they all come home and cut their hair, maybe it will make the news.

 
At 6:01 PM, Blogger Mike O'Leary said...

the latest "news" with Britney is that she's checking herself into rehab.

I don't suppose the news of the returning troops needing rehab for the mental strains of war will get much attention......

 
At 6:14 PM, Blogger gimmeabreak said...

Screw that little tart. And the bigger one with the boobs. Having been on the skids and in rehab myself I have no patience for drugged-up(when rehab was rehab and not a spa) pseudo celebs.

I'm so worked up over this Walter Reed thing I can barely think straight. It doesn't help that I just spent 3 hours listening to Randi Rhodes.

WTF. I hate these bastards in DC - all of 'em. Cliff - do something!

 
At 6:21 PM, Blogger Mary Ellen said...

So, who of our allies are left in Iraq now? Once the UK is out, are there any others besides us?

 
At 6:33 PM, Blogger gimmeabreak said...

I think there are about 129 Poles and a coupla dozen Latvians.

 
At 7:24 PM, Blogger Paddy said...

Yes, as a Pole I am very disappointed in my country.

 
At 9:04 PM, Blogger GottaLaff said...

There are no "news channels" any more. CSPAN thankfully provides cameras and some decent discussions, but as for the rest of the so-called news, it's an ongoing battle between me and my fist. I don't want it to go through the TV screen because then I'd have to buy a new set.

 
At 9:33 PM, Blogger addy said...

Wow, reading that was a refreshing as watching Cliff eviscerate some idiot on TV. The news is infuriating (as usual) but the delivery is terrific.
There do not seem to be any places to go much for news besides the internet, where you can click away from the celebrity circle jerks. But if anyone's been to NBCnews' website in Southern California lately they've taken crap news to a new level. All the real news is delegated to a couple of smallish windows and a scroll bar. the rest is pure bullshit designed for the celeb-humper on the go. Discouraging to say the least.

 
At 9:55 PM, Blogger DisNoir36 said...

Bush is proposing eliminating the Estate Tax which will save the Walton family 32 billion in the next 10 years while cutting 28 billion from the Medicare budget.

Yet all anyone can talk about is one dumb blonde who is brain dead and another who is literally dead.

 
At 10:12 PM, Blogger GottaLaff said...

Addy,
Only to be topped by their actual newscasts. It's like watching a freak show with weather, rather "STORM WATCH!!!!!!!", as the lead-in.

A couple of nights ago, it started to rain, then stopped. The idiot reporters were live on Ventura Blvd. or somewhere, frantically interviewing people whose only responses were: "Well, yeah, it WAS raining. It's not any more." Now THAT'S news.

That and anything with blonde hair, whether on the head or on the floor in shreds, and implants.

Meanwhile, people continue to die as Bush jumps up and down clapping and drooling words like "Oh goody! Let's punish Iran next! Weeeeeee!!!"

 
At 11:46 PM, Blogger addy said...

Oh Lord Gottalaff don't I know! I grew up in Southern California and the "Storm Watches" are one of the best reasons for being there. No sitcom can top that.
Now in Washington we get "Sun Watch!!" Happens now and then but we never believe them.

 

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