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Lovely world we live in

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Idaho, Jul 31, 2008.

  1. Idaho

    Idaho Active Member

    the top 10 most viewed stories on CNN.com right now

    1 Witness: Man beheads bus seat mate
    2 Preacher killed wife, police say
    3 Troop sex assault 'jaw-dropping'
    4 Missouri man guilty in videotaped...
    5 Execution halted after confession
    6 Street fight or ugly ethnic clash?
    7 8 killed in Minn. plane crash
    8 McCain camp says race card played
    9 L.A. chief: Fewer photog issues
    10 Elizabeth Taylor hospitalized

    Methinks part of reason for that list is the "if it bleeds, it leads" mentality of our modern media, part of it is society's thirst for scandal and trainwrecks to watch. Part of it is we live in a time when the evil among us are more easily identified.

    I also think it's a shame we don't give as much attention and interest to the truly good things going on around us -- of which there is an abundance.
  2. zebracoy

    zebracoy Guest

    Psh, "hyperlocal."
  3. Dickens Cider

    Dickens Cider New Member

    Elizabeth Taylor is still alive?
  4. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    No. 9 sounds kind of boring.
  5. dargan

    dargan Active Member

    The guy getting his head sawed off by some stranger on a bus is just unbelievable.
  6. Idaho's just pissed that the Tour De France has never cracked the Top 1000.
  7. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    What's even more disturbing is the use of tracking net traffic to determine what is "news." You see this on the entertainment shows that check out which items are being searched the most to determine what to "cover." Maybe McCain introducing Paris and Brittney into the campaign wasn't as dumb as we firet thought.

    Also found this on the CNN website:
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A new poll out Thursday indicates that fewer than a quarter of Americans think things are going well in the country.
    A new poll says 30 percent of Americans approve of President Bush's job performance.

    A new poll says 30 percent of Americans approve of President Bush's job performance.

    The CNN/Opinion Research Corp. Poll showed that 24 percent have a positive outlook for the country, while 76 percent say things are on the wrong track.

    It is the lowest number on record since 1980 and the third time in four decades that the number has dropped so low.
  8. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Remember this the next time idiots complain about the negative media, or about how they don't give a crap about celebrities. Really? I guess that's why the top 10 stories at CNN.com are overwhelmingly negative, why those celeb magazines are all over the place and why TMZ is a booming brand.

    Complaining about the negative media = easier than looking in the mirror.
  9. John

    John Well-Known Member


    And yes, there's a lot of depressing shit happening around the world.
  10. goalmouth

    goalmouth Active Member

    Not a new phenomena.

    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 15, 2014
  11. GuessWho

    GuessWho Active Member

    Modern media? It's been the mentality forever, because it sells.
  12. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    11. Chef mutilates himself
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