Saturday, March 6, 2010

You Must Be Kidding Me (Parts 1 & 2)

You must be kidding me #1: In stories about the high unemployment rate, Nightly News is still showing the same old footage they've been showing for years of people waiting in line outside the Work One job placement center. I don't want to say that this footage is old, but the people in line aren't looking for jobs anymore because they're now old enough to collect social security.

You must be kidding me #2: On Friday, Nightly News devoted two minutes and twenty seconds to a "news story" about a nurse's aide who works in the maternity care area of Chicago's Mt. Sinai Hospital. The Nightly News producers have 22 minutes to bring us the most important news from across the country and around the world, and this is what they choose to report on? Maybe they should have attached a "breaking news" banner to this story.

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