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    Wednesday, February 16, 2005

    sweeps

    Today, I got an email from a loyal reader who begged the question, why is there no news about the Rwandan genocide situation? While this is a very valid question, I think it's part of a much bigger one, how much news are we actually getting? CNN, MSNBC, Fox (if you can call that news) all provide around-the-clock news coverage along side a myriad of websites and radio stations. However, when one million people where killed in the course of a few months, the media was to busy talking about the OJ case. When refugees where being slaughtered in Darfur, the cable news channels where running stories on Michael Jackson, Martha Stewart and Scott Peterson. While these are news items, the mainstream is flooded with somewhat irrelevant stories for sweeps and ratings. The FAA report that came out recently was buried by Charles and Camella, the 2004 election fraud story swept aside by Michael Jackson and Martha. We were all awed by the dawn of twenty-four hour news, thinking that we would never miss a thing, but now, we are missing much more than ever before.
    Some sites with straight news... RawStory.com, BuzzFlash.com, BBC News

    Now that all posts are old and moldy, you're more than welcome to steal what you want. Email me

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