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  • admin 7:41 am on February 19, 2008 Permalink |
    Tags: Slow News Day, That was news?, Who Cares?   

    Slow News Days 

    They happen occasionally and when it does you know it immediately, slow news days.

    When you see the following phrase in a headline, “GMA’ Host Jumps From Building.” You just expect something more than a tandem ride down a zipline. I mean this story had all the makings of a classic news story. A man at the top of a casino, letting go and flinging himself off the roof to end his debt and shame, but no, we get some weak publicity stunt that only Forbes will publish.

    I don’t know about you but I think in order to make this jumping story news worthy, it needed a lot more smashed GMA host found on sidewalk attached to it.

     
  • admin 7:00 am on February 19, 2008 Permalink |
    Tags: bovine nine-eleven, fear fear and more fear, slaughtered   

    A Dark Day for Meat 

    Federal officials are trying to track down the 143 million pounds of beef recalled Sunday, but they say that most of it has probably been eaten.” –CNN

    I don’t know about you but I think that nothing says good news like the above statement. The writers here take you on a roller-coaster ride of emotions, fear, outrage, fear, outrage, fear, and fear. The piece starts with the statement above and then goes forth to say that the largest meat recall in history is pointless because is was more than likely all eaten. Then they go into practices of slaughterhouses and how they are cruel to downed cattle, meaning cows that will not get up, not cattle with downs syndrome. Examples of how the workers at these slaughtering plants are cruel to the cattle that will not get up to go be killed, go figure. Then they reinforce, why you and your kids have all ready eaten the possibly tainted meat and that there is nothing that you can do now except worry and try to manifest the symptoms that you probably do not have to being with.

    I can understand the need to get the information about this out there, but I feel the way this has been done is the way our government has been running the country for the last 8 years. As to the whole point, I think there is a better way than fear.

     
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