Monday, July 13, 2009

New Worst Idea Ever

I don't watch the news a lot. I read the news, it's more romantic that way. I think it's because most of the new newscasters yell all the time. I just can't take it when Nancy Grace says things like "My gut tells me that..." That is not news. So I made the mistake of tuning into CNN Live last night. Instead of news they were having the anchor person read comments live from their blog. He couldn't even finish a single one because of all the grammar errors/inappropriate comments.

Seriously? Who thought that was a good idea? That should never have made it out of the boardroom. I mean that should never even have been said. That's the kind of thing that you might go to say but then a filter stops you saying "Oh yeah that's the worst idea ever. Let's not do that."

8 comments:

Stacy said...

It's a step above reading the ingredients off the Twinkie package. Actually, no it's not. I'd be more interested in seeing if anyone can pronounce the ingredients in a Twinkie than I'd be in an audioblog.

Travis Erwin said...

But you gotta love news you can abuse.

Allie said...

Yeah. Bad idea. Unless, of course, they read comments from YOUR blog. :)

LEstes65 said...

Even our forefathers knew the dangers of opening the doors to the opinions of Joe Q Public. I imagine that was behind the Electoral College. Maybe we need a blogger Electoral College to blog FOR some people. HAR!

Miss Chevious said...

i can't stand nancy grace, she always interrupts people in the midst of her righteous indignation. it's annoying. and then she cries. i need my newscaster to be a bit more emotionally stable.

Alyssa Goodnight said...

I gotta admit, I hate the yelling! And the 'debates' that involve the show host railroading over the guest with various interruptions and ever-increasing volume.

But my big pet peeve is, "We're reporting to you live from..." Nine times out of ten, it's a dark parking lot where NOTHING is happening. Why the live???

Whew! Glad to get that out of my system. :)

robinannmcintosh said...

agreed.

Barrie said...

In the California school system, students learn the difference between fact and opinion around 2nd grade. Maybe I have my youngest give CNN a call. ;)