BREAKING NEWS...not really
By tls on Aug 18, 2006
CNN BREAKING NEWS...Boulder DA: Ramsey murder suspect John Karr started working as second grade teacher in Thailand Tuesday
CNN BREAKING NEWS...Mel Gibson has pleaded no contest to misdemeanor drunken driving and received three years probation, prosecutors say
Yes, these were two emails sent within 3 hours of each yesterday.
I used to see the subject, BREAKING NEWS, pop up in my email in the months after 9/11 and dreaded to click on it and see some national or global emergency being reported. However, lately, I'm sick and tired seeing news items, like those just mentioned, cluttering the BREAKING NEWS category. Hasn't the media read the story about the "little boy who cried wolf"?
I'm hard pressed to understand why the occupation status of a murder suspect in Thailand in a murder case almost 10 years or the fact that an actor is dealing with his legal options has any relevance to a gotta have, gotta know news story.
And back to those news tickers. Not sure how important it is to me to know that it's the 183rd day of the year...and oh, out of 365 days total.
C'mon CNN!!! You've turned from being a somewhat believable news organization to a over-hyped, repeat the same story 5 times a day tabloid channel. Chalk it all up to $$ and the fact that the news media is cometing for as many eyeballs they can corral.