Douche of the Day

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CNN’s Directive for Viewers to “WATCH THIS!” Fully realizing that a commentary on the absurdity of news channels is cliche’ and lame, let me dip my toe to test the water on a slightly different topic. I’m noticing a growing trend on CNN to flash a large-font headline ABOVE the rolling scrawl telling me to “WATCH THIS!”. I recently saw footage of a car sinking in a river. People were in the car, dying. Above the folded hood: WATCH THIS! Now we all know that CNN photogs would rather film people dying than save people from dying, but shame on CNN for telling me to WATCH THIS! Really? CNN, you just basically admitted that nobody watches you anymore. I’ll watch you if you superimpose the Bespin lightsaber fight in the smart window. Jefferson once said that given the choice between Government and a Free Press, he’d take a Free Press. But how did the Comedy Central parody news shows come to feature harder news and facter facts?

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CNN’s Directive for Viewers to “WATCH THIS!” Fully realizing that a commentary on the absurdity of news channels is cliche’ and lame, let me dip my toe to test the water on a slightly different topic. I’m noticing a growing trend on CNN to flash a large-font headline ABOVE the rolling scrawl telling me to “WATCH THIS!”. I recently saw footage of a car sinking in a river. People were in the car, dying. Above the folded hood: WATCH THIS! Now we all know that CNN photogs would rather film people dying than save people from dying, but shame on CNN for telling me to WATCH THIS! Really? CNN, you just basically admitted that nobody watches you anymore. I’ll watch you if you superimpose the Bespin lightsaber fight in the smart window. Jefferson once said that given the choice between Government and a Free Press, he’d take a Free Press. But how did the Comedy Central parody news shows come to feature harder news and facter facts?

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