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Why?

Why must we be subjected to the constant barrage of mindless drivel that the major media outlets call news?

Every night, we are subjected to the crap that some mush-brained news editor decides is going to make for good ratings. It must work, or they would have stopped doing it some time ago.

How long do we have to deal with hearing about Michael Jackson and his screwed up games?
How long do we have to hear about Janet Jackson and her ugly-assed boob popping out during the Super Bowl?
How long do we have to hear about Britney Spears and the latest freak show that she is associated with?

I don't know, maybe I am in the minority of people in the United States, but I really couldn't care less. I try to avoid the crap, but I can't. It is everywhere. It is on CNN. It is on NBC. It was on the front page of the newspaper this morning.

We can't escape it. If we were lucky enough to have a "non-crap" station, it would dry up and die very quickly because of a lack of advertisers... Real news just doesn't sell.

Until that time, I guess I'll just have to work to glean real information from the crap they throw at us.

"Editor: a person employed by a newspaper, whose business it is to separate the wheat from the chaff, and to see that the chaff is printed." - Elbert Hubbard (1856 - 1915)