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These are 5 biggest stories in America?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by heyabbott, Aug 29, 2006.

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  1. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Dungeon Girl
    Airplane Crash
    Katrina Anniversary
    Polygomist Arrested
    JonBonet

    Aren't there 5 more pressing problems, in the America and World Wide, that deserve the length and breadth of the coverage these 5 stories are received in the general, mass market media?
     
  2. leo1

    leo1 Active Member

    where are you getting this list from?
     
  3. Pringle

    Pringle Active Member

    News cycle, dude. There's a lot more pressing stuff, just not a lot of new info. Go read "The One Percent Doctrine" (foreign policy) or "Enrique's Journey" (immigration), books that have come out in the last few months that do a good job dealing with the kind of topics you're looking for.

    The 24-hour news networks go for splash, not substance.
     
  4. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    I can see the plane crash and Katrina. There's the little matter of Ernesto, but that's looking less like a story and more like a good rain for the Eastern Seaboard. And JonBenet's the non-story of the year.

    Which polygamist was it? One of them had set up shop in Texas and was on the FBI 10 Most Wanted.
     
  5. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    That's him, Jeffs.

    Who is Dungeon Girl.
     
  6. Sea Bass

    Sea Bass Well-Known Member

    Probably the teenaged girl in Austria that was kidnapped 10 years ago and just rescued.
     
  7. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Some guy in Austria kidnapped a girl about 7-8 years ago and held her captive in his house until she escaped a couple weeks ago. She was 10 when she was kidnapped and 18 when she escaped.

    He committed suicide by jumping in front of a tram before he could be apprehended.
     
  8. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    Wow.


    Sounds like Kiss The Girls
     
  9. JR

    JR Active Member

  10. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    Actually, this is a fairly representative list. What should be on there instead?

    As Ray Davies once wrote "Give the People What They Want"
     
  11. Guy_Incognito

    Guy_Incognito Well-Known Member

    Actually, no one gets sick of anti-Bush articles, certainly not in the Times. Frivolous headlines usually mean good news in Iraq, which is consistent with the news I've seen.
     
  12. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    LOL - I've read for years here how the standard response to anything Clinton was the blow job. Yet, no matter what the topic here (save perhaps 1980's music videos), the same eight pathetitards manage to integrate Bush into a response. It's quite amazing.
     
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